The Ghaziabad site visitors police has introduced diversions to facilitate the upcoming Kanwar Yatra and mentioned site visitors coming from Uttarakhand will principally use Nationwide Freeway 9 (NH-9) to attain their locations, whereas Delhi-Meerut Road will be made out of bounds for various classes of vehicles from midnight of July 4 to the morning of July 18.
Kanwar Yatra will start in first week of this month. In the course of the annual pilgrimage, Kanwariyas, or Shiva devotees, go to locations akin to Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri in Uttarakhand and Sultanganj in Bihar to fetch the holy water from river Ganga. They then carry it by foot throughout a number of kilometres to dispense as choices in native Shiva temples or specified shrines akin to Kashi Vishwanath in Varanasi and Baba Baidyanath in Deoghar.
“Heavy business vehicles akin to vans, buses, tractors and mini vans won’t be allowed on Delhi-Meerut Road until the morning of July 18. They’ll be diverted to NH-9 and may proceed additional to their locations and in addition to states of Haryana and Rajasthan after taking the Japanese Peripheral Expressway.. Gentle vehicles akin to automobiles and two-wheelers will be banned on the Delhi-Meerut Road from midnight of July 8 until morning of July 18,” mentioned Ramanand Kushwaha, assistant commissioner of police (site visitors).
The Delhi-Meerut Road is a serious street which cater to native commuters and lengthy distance travellers to and from western Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Site visitors officers mentioned the site visitors on metropolis’s inner roads may also not be allowed on Delhi-Meerut Road in the course of the diversion interval.
“The Delhi-Meerut Road will witness a heavy stream of pilgrims and Dak Kanwars — pilgrims who dash with the water for brief spans — in the course of the interval and therefore the diversions. Our whole personnel will man the route in Ghaziabad district whereas the civil police and the administration have additionally made elaborate preparations for clean conduct of the Kanwar Yatra,” the ACP mentioned.
The officers mentioned throughout final 12 months’s Kanwar Yatra, there was an influx of about three million pilgrims and they’re anticipating extra pilgrims this 12 months.
Officers mentioned they’ve a 42.5km Kanwar route on the Delhi-Meerut Road in Ghaziabad and one other 25km route from Muradnagar to Tila Morh.
These two routes will be utilized by Kanwarias to transfer to Delhi, Loni, Haryana and Rajasthan, site visitors police mentioned.
Ghaziabad officers mentioned they’re anticipating about 150 short-term camps to be arrange for pilgrims on the route whereas the police have mentioned that about 40 watch towers, and 180 CCTV cameras will be arrange on the 2 Kanwar routes.
The district administration has already directed the deployment of 150 water tankers, 180 CCTV cameras, 29 ambulances and 250 health-care employees moreover checking the useful standing of 8,638 road lighting factors on these two routes.