Published On: Mon, Jul 25th, 2016

Police deploy extra manpower as Kanwarias begin to trickle in – The Hindu

It’s the time of the year when Kanwarias start coming to the Capital.

Keeping in mind the heavy rush of devotees, the Delhi Traffic Police on Saturday issued an advisory reminding the devotees that they need to follow rules while walking home after performing their annual ritual. Complaints of traffic violations which cause inconvenience for others have been repeatedly made against the Kanwarias coming to the city.

“All road users are advised to follow traffic rules and obey the directions of policemen on duty. During this period of Kanwaria movement traffic violations will be checked by on the spot prosecution and by photography/videography of violations which will be followed by prosecution,” said a statement issued by the Delhi Traffic Police.

“This year the “Shrawan Shivaratri” falls on August 1 which means that the Kanwarias, travelling to different cities of Haryana and Rajasthan have started coming to Delhi from July 20 and their number starts increasing from July 24,” the statement further added.

The main routes

Among the main routes taken by the Kanwarias through Delhi are mainly the border areas such as Apsara Border – Shahdara Flyover –Seelampur ‘T’ point –ISBT Flyover – Boulevard Road – Rani Jhansi Road – Faiz Road – Vande Matram Marg – Dhaula Kuan –NH-8 and exit from Rajokri Border to enter Haryana.

Extra manpower will also be deployed at the aforementioned routes as well as Bhopra Border –Wazirabad Road –Loni Flyover –Gokulpuri ‘T’ point -66 Foot Road – Seelampur ‘T’ Point –NH-1 and further towards new ISBT Bridge and Kalindi Kunj –Mathura Road –Badarpur Border.

In addition to these important roads and intersections Kanwarias movement is observed in smaller numbers in several locations all over Delhi. Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Garima Bhatnagar said that elaborate arrangements have been made to segregate the movement of Kanwarias and other road users and to minimize inconvenience to the general public and devotees.

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