Kanwar yatra: Uttarakhand police releases traffic diversion plan | Latest News India

Police have devised an elaborate traffic diversion plan ahead of the upcoming Kanwar Yatra, which is expected to draw nearly 4 crore pilgrims to Haridwar.

Superintendent of Police (Traffic), Haridwar, Himanshu Verma, has prepared a detailed diversion plan for Kanwar Yatra to ensure free flow of traffic.

“However, we will monitor the traffic in real time and manage it accordingly. Appropriate force will be deployed for traffic management,” he said.

A separate plan has been prepared for road buses, heavy vehicles, light vehicles, auto-rickshaws, e-rickshaws and kanwariyas coming to Haridwar to fetch Ganges water, the official said.

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Chandi Chowk to Valmiki Chowk to Shivamurthy Chowk, Shivamurthy Chowk to Har Ki Pauri, and Bhimagoda Barrier to Har Ki Pauri will remain zero zones.

As part of the project, all light and heavy vehicles from Delhi to Dehradun/Rishikesh will be diverted primarily from Rampur Tiraha in Muzaffarnagar via Deoband, Gagalheri, Chutmalpur and Biharigarh.

If any vehicle from Delhi, Meerut, Haryana, or Punjab wants to go towards Najibabad, Moradabad, they are sent from Luxor Tiraha via Raisi, Balawali to Bijnor Road.

Those going to Gangotri/Yamunotri from Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh will be diverted via Meerut, Muzaffarnagar (Rampur Tiraha), Deoband, Gagalheri, Dehradun, Vikas Nagar, Yamuna Bridge and Damta.

Vehicles coming from Haryana/Rajasthan/Delhi/Uttar Pradesh will go to Kedarnath/Badrinath via Meerut, Mirpur, Kotdwara, Puri and Srinagar.

Those going from Dehradun to Delhi/Meerut and Muzaffarnagar will go through Dat Kali Tunnel, Biharigarh and Chutmalpur.

Vehicles going from hilly areas to Delhi, Meerut and Muzaffarnagar via Rishikesh will be diverted from Nataraj Chowk, Bhania Wala, Dehradun, Dat Kali Tunnel, Biharigarh and Chutmalpur.

12 parking spaces are allotted for the annual pilgrimage. They are Rishikul Maidan, Hariram Inter College, PT Deenadayal Dhobhi Ghat, Pantdeep Parking, Chamgadar Tapu Parking, Gadda Parking, Laljiwala, Sarvananda Ghat, Neeldhara, Gaurishankar Parking and Roady Belwala Reserve Parking.

Director General of Police Ashok Kumar said that around 10,000 security personnel, including home guards, will be deployed by the Uttarakhand Police to ensure law and order and traffic management during the Kanwar Yatra.

He warned that the police will not tolerate hooliganism during the yatra and DJ sets that cause noise pollution cannot be put on during the yatra.

CCTV and drones will also be used for effective surveillance, he said.

On June 27, the state police chief chaired an inter-state coordination meeting with senior police officers from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Delhi and other security and intelligence agencies. Kanwar Yatra.

This year the yatra is scheduled to be held from July 14 to July 26. It is an annual pilgrimage of Shiva devotees — known as Kanwariyas — to Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri in Uttarakhand to fetch Ganga water and take it back to local temples. Devotees come to Uttarakhand from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

No room without ID card

Hotels and Dharamshalas in Haridwar should not rent out rooms to those who do not provide their identity cards, the police told administrators at a Kanwar Yatra meeting on Tuesday.

Swatantra Kumar Singh, Superintendent of Police, Haridwar City and Nodal Officer of Kanwar Yatra, said it is a common practice to check identity cards before renting a room to someone. To check crime and ensure everyone’s safety during the pilgrimage, hotels and Dharamshalas have been instructed.

“We will also keep a tab if the instructions are followed,” he said.

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