80 per cent Ganga to be cleaned before KumbhFebruary 08, 2018 00:07
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari assured all that the 'Namami Gange' projects will be completed soon.
"We are spending Rs 20,000 crore on the River Ganga especially for the upcoming Kumbh mela. We have also completed 47 out of the 189 projects and are also aiming to complete all the projects which have been started for cleaning the Rive Ganga," Gadkari said.
"Before the Kumbh Mela, Ganga will be cleaned up to 80 per cent. Apart from this, sewage treatment will prevent water from going to Ganga," he added.
Gadkari further said that five river ports will also be constructed.
"Along with road and water maintenance; transport facility will also be provided," he added.
The Kumbh Mela, is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world, to be held at Sangam in Allahabad. Up to 100 million people gather on the shores of the Ganges to celebrate the Hindu festival.