Page 3 Nashik published news on 10th October, 2013 which spoke about the Kumbh mela plan. The recent update reveals that chief minister, Mr. Prithviraj Chavan consents permit for expenses required for the Simhastha Kumbh mela 2015. Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has undertaken the major works related to this mega event.
The prior article published by Page 3 Nashik supported the information of the Kumbh Plan which was approximately of the budget Rs 2,379 crore. After the meeting held in Mumbai with context to the same plan, the budget was revised by Rs. 82 crore and is now worth Rs. Rs 2,297 crore prepared by the high powered committee on Kumbh, headed by chief secretary of state government Jayant Kumar Bhantia.
PWD minister and the guardian minister of Nashik district Chhagan Bhujbal, Chief Secretary Jayantkumar Bhantia, MP Samir Bhujbal, Divisional Commissioner Ravindra Jadhav, district collector Vilas Patil, senior official from district collectorate Mahesh Patil, municipal commissioner Sanjay Khandare attended the meeting. Also Satish Shukla, the president of Nashik Purohit Sangh and Jayant Shikhare president of Trimbakeshwar Purohit Sangh were present.
The plan was revised by CM in the meet with additions in the plan from police department. Mr. Ravindra Jadhav announced, “The CM has directed all the departments to speed up the works at the earliest. The state government will now approach the central government for financial assistance for Kumbh“. The CM has scheduled a meet with Prime Minister, Mr. Manmohan Singh, on Saturday to cater further assistance from the Central Government.
Mr. Sanjay Khandare added, “Our Kumbh plans of Rs 1,052 crore have been approved by the CM. We will get one-third of the funds from the state government, while the rest will need to be raised by us, depending upon the funds granted by the central government. It has also been decided to fasten the pace of developing the ‘sadhugram’, the area where sadhus will be accommodated during the mela. While we have already acquired 54 acres at Tapovan for sadhugram, 110 acres of land is yet to be acquired from the farmers concerned against transfer of development rights (TDR). The remaining 210 acres are in the ‘no development zone’ and the process to change the reservation for the said land has already been started.”
After the approval of the above stated plan it has been ensured that the Simhastha Kumbh mela 2015 is all set to tailor the needs of Nashikites and the others and also keenly looks into matters of public present.