UP: Planning is underway in advance of a massive inflow of Kanwariyas.

Authorities in UP western districts are anticipating a significant surge this time . Focus is on diverting maximum rush to the road along the Upper Ganga canal to keep volume low .

MUZAFFARNAGAR: Due to the absence of a Kanwar Yatra in the last two years owing to Covid 19, authorities in the UP western districts are anticipating a significant surge this time, and have therefore begun to take stock of the situation.The focus is on the diverting maximum rush to the road along the Upper Ganga canal to keep the volume low on the NH58 (Delhi-Doon Highway), the main arterial road to enter Uttarakhand from UP.The district authorities of Ghaziabad, Meerut, and Muzaffarnagar have started work on enhancing the facilities.During this period, tens of thousands of Lord Shiva devotees walk across Haridwar to various shivalingas in prominent UP temples to offer holy water.

According to District Judge CB Singh, a meeting with district officials and the police chief was held, and all officials were able to complete preparations before June 30.Because the event is scheduled to resume after two years, we have begun early preparation for it.Due to the pandemic, Kanwar Yatra was called off and people are excited for the upcoming Kanwar yatra, according to DM.SSP, Abhishek Yadav, told me that all PRVs (police response vehicles) are being equipped with a fire extinguisher and first aid kits because they can reach on the spot before an ambulance or a fire tender.

A great number of CCTV cameras have been installed, and officials' mobile phones are also being linked to them, so that any official may see a particular location.Additional district magistrate (enforcement), Narender Bahadur Singh, superintendent of police (City), Arpit Vijayvargiya, and Anupam Kumar, the City magistrate, visited the various areas of the city on Thursday to ensure that the Kanwar Yatra is being handled properly.The administration also published a rate list for shops, including Dhabas, so that no shopkeeper could overcharge Kanwariyas.Since beginning the Kanwar Yatra, pilgrims from Uttar Pardesh, Delhi, Haryana, and Rajasthan return to their homes via Muzaffarnagar after visiting Haridwar, Uttarakhand, and taking holy water (Ganga Jal).