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Delhi-Meerut Highway To Remain Closed Due To Kanwar Yatra For 5 Days

The Police have decided to shut down the Delhi-Meerut highway owing to Kanwar Yatra for 5 days. Hence, a whole of Ghaziabad stretch is closed. From July 28 night, the six lanes of expressway, which stretch from UP Gate at Delhi border to Kashi toll plaza near Meerut border will be shut. However, the neighboring […]

Kanwar Yatra (Representative Image)
Kanwar Yatra (Representative Image)

The Police have decided to shut down the Delhi-Meerut highway owing to Kanwar Yatra for 5 days.

Hence, a whole of Ghaziabad stretch is closed. From July 28 night, the six lanes of expressway, which stretch from UP Gate at Delhi border to Kashi toll plaza near Meerut border will be shut.

However, the neighboring NH-9 lanes will be opened. Police Commissioner Ajay Kumar Mishra revealed that establishments are deciding on a comprehensive traffic diversion plan for the upcoming period.

Meanwhile, in a previous year, the police had transferred the traffic from DME to NH-9, as a result, most vehicles were taken to DND Flyway and Noida Expressway via Eastern Peripheral Expressway.

Quoting TOI, Mishra said, ‘Last year, we observed that most of the dak kanwariyas used DME. Therefore, this year, we will allow them to use DME and will divert other vehicles. A diversion plan when ready will be shared on social media platforms and other channels to avoid inconvenience to commuters.’

At Ghaziabad during Kawar yatra, the devotees from UP districts and Delhi utilize these main routes to go to Haridwar. While those who travel on foot, usually use Pipeline Road from Loni border to go to Niwari.

The Dak Kawariyas, who come barefoot and sprint along with team of relay runners, following them in trucks & bikes, utilize DME. Many of them also utilize NH-34 utilizing GT road.

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