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Kumbh Mela 2019: Weather Mobile App, VR Kiosks to Watch Shahi Snan in 3D Format

Tooba Maher
Tooba Maher

Union Minister Harsh Vardhan launched a special weather service app for the Kumbh Mela at a New Delhi event. The mobile app is named ‘KumbhMela Weather Service’ by the ministry. It will provide information to pilgrims on live weather information on temperature, rainfall winds and humidity. 

The main objective of launching this special service is to give proper information of the weather and forecasts for the next three days. 

Four Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) in different locations within the radius of 5-10 kilometers in Prayagraj (Allahabad) have been set up for the same. According to the reports, the locations include Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture Technology and Sciences (SHUATS), Allahabad University, Delhi Public School and GB Pant Institute of Social Science. 

Adding to it, the app will also provide weather forecasts and warnings for Allahabad for the next three days. 

Harsh Vardhan said, “The real-time location-specific weather information will be very helpful for the local and state authorities in the efficient management of the entire event.”  

Interestingly, this is not the first high-tech service for the Kumbh Mela this year. The Yogi Adityanath government has also set up virtual reality (VR) kiosks so that the devotees can watch Aarti, Shahi Snan in 3D format. In addition, a food hub and special tents have been set up, along with important emergency services. 

The Ardh Kumbh Mela, at the Triveni Sangam, began from January 14 and will conclude in March. Lakhs of pilgrims have gathered and are still gathering in the city for one of the biggest religious congregation. 

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