Traffic ban on NH-58 and Delhi-Meerut Expressway for 14 days, will start on July 22

Traffic: In view of the Kanwar Yatra held every year in the month of Sawan, the Delhi Traffic Police has made several announcements regarding the traffic system to control the incoming crowd of devotees.

Jul 7, 2024 - 00:05
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Traffic ban on NH-58 and Delhi-Meerut Expressway for 14 days, will start on July 22

In view of the Kanwar Yatra held every year in the month of Sawan, the Delhi Traffic Police has made several announcements regarding the traffic system to control the incoming crowd of devotees. The movement of vehicles on National Highway 58 (NH-58) and Delhi-Meerut Expressway will be stopped in a phased manner from July 22 to August 4.

Additional Director General of Police, Meerut region, Dhruv Kant Thakur chaired a meeting with officials of 14 districts of western Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, and Delhi to finalize the traffic management plan. The purpose of the discussion was to ensure smooth travel for the passengers during the Kanwar Yatra. In which a large number of devotees are expected to come.

Heavy vehicles will not be allowed on NH-58 and Delhi-Meerut Expressway from July 22. This restriction will be further tightened from July 25. Only light and medium vehicles will be allowed to travel on the left side of NH-58 for travel from Delhi to Haridwar.

The administra­tion has taken stern measures as the move­ment of Kanwariyas is reach­ing its peak in the last week of July till Shivaratri on August 2. All types of vehicles will be banned entirely from plying on NH-58 and Delhi-Meerut Expressway between Haridwar and Meerut from July 29 to August 4.

The local police have been asked to work out alternate routes and diversion plans to ensure the movement of passengers during this period. Other than this, a WhatsApp group would be spread across 14 districts. Through this, officials could interact in real time to manage the crowd of devotees effectively.

Security arrangements are also being enhanced to make their journey safe during the Kanwar Yatra. A high-level meeting on July 6, called by the Chief Secretary, DGP, and other officials in Meerut, will take stock of the preparations for the Kanwar Yatra. And they would be considered to be strengthened further.

Kanwar Yatra is one of the essential annual pilgrimages during which lakhs of devotees travel on foot. They carry holy water from the Ganges and offer it in Lord Shiva temples on Shivratri.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer