Ghaziabad authorities have begun making ready for the upcoming Kanwar Yatra, which is able to go by way of two main routes totalling roughly 67.5 kilometres within the district within the second week of July. District officers stated on Tuesday that they anticipate the institution of 120 pilgrim camps and have requested correct safety preparations and site visitors diversions.
The primary Kanwar Yatra after the Covid-19 pandemic was held final yr, throughout which at the least three million Kanwarias (pilgrims) handed by way of Ghaziabad. Officers stated that this yr they count on a extra vital variety of Kanwarias on July 15 and 16.
“The diversions will be in impact within the district in the course of the second week of July. After a number of conferences, we have now determined that the Japanese Peripheral Expressway and the Delhi-Meerut Expressway won’t be used for the Yatra. The key detours are anticipated to happen on the Delhi-Meerut Highway. Particular preparations will be made with groups of divers on the Higher Ganga Canal, and liquor outlets alongside the route will be relocated. In the course of the peak Kanwar interval, the meat outlets alongside the route will be requested to shut,” stated Nipun Agarwal, deputy commissioner of police (metropolis).
He added that the Supreme Courtroom tips on music and noise ranges would be strictly adopted within the case of Dak Kanwars. Sometimes, Kanwarias stroll from Haridwar in Uttarakhand to their respective hometowns. A Dak Kanwar is a car utilized by teams of Kanwarias to journey to their house cities, such as a truck or mini-truck.
“We anticipate that at the least 150 non permanent camps for Kanwarias will be established within the district alongside the Kanwar route, and correct permissions will be required earlier than establishing these camps and services,” stated Gambhir Singh, further district Justice of the Peace (metropolis).
The Delhi-Meerut Highway, alongside which the Regional Fast Transit System is being constructed, will see vital diversions and the passage of numerous Kanwarias in Ghaziabad. This route from Kadrabad to the Ghaziabad-Delhi border is 42.5 kilometres lengthy, whereas the opposite route from Muradnagar to Tila Morh is 25 kilometres lengthy.
In accordance to officers, 4 main management rooms will be established on the Higher Ganga Canal, the Meerut intersection, Tila Morh, and the district headquarters.
As well as, 40 watch towers will be constructed alongside the 2 routes. As well as to inspecting the operational standing of 8,638 road lighting factors, officers have directed the deployment of 150 water tankers, 180 CCTV cameras, 29 ambulances and 250 healthcare employees.
“The Delhi-Meerut Highway diversions will be announced within the coming days, and they’re principally doubtless to be comparable to these carried out in earlier years,” stated Ramanand Kushwaha, assistant commissioner of police (site visitors).