Just for Kumbh Mela, railways has decided to provide handsets to its staff on the field in its three divisions involved with the mela preparations, allowing its senior officials an additional Rs 3 crore to spend on mela related activities.
According to a circular issued by the railway board, the Divisional Railway Managers and the Additional Divisional Railway Managers of Allahabad, Varanasi and Lucknow have specially been given power for the mela to spend the money as they see fit for ‘Kumbh Mela arrangements.’
It has also said that the Lucknow and Allahabad divisions may procure 100 handsets for the duration of the event, while Varanasi division can buy 50 – they have to be compatible with BSNL priority SIMs, each costing Rs 7000 each, the circular said. Read More
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