Over 80 lakh to take holy dip at Sangam

Allahabad: More than 80 lakh people are likely to take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of three rivers - Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati in Uttar Pradesh - on the occasion of Mauni Amavasya Tuesday, an official said Monday.

Mauni Amavasya is one of the most crucial days for taking a holy dip during the 44-day Magh Mela here.

The district administration has tightened security around the area where people will take the dip, a district official told IANS.

The North Central Railways has deployed security personnel on foot overbridges and platforms.

Additional District Magistrate (city) S.K. Sharma Monday inspected the ghats and reviewed the preparations to receive millions of people Tuesday for Mauni Amavasya.

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