Delhi on Sunday known as off the Kanwar Yatra, a day after Uttar Pradesh additionally issued related directives.
In an order handed Sunday by the Delhi Chief Secretary, the Delhi Catastrophe Administration Authority mentioned that since there was an “apprehension of gatherings/congregations/processions” throughout the Yatra, which was to start out on July 25, it has been determined that it will “not be permitted with the intention to forestall the unfold of Covid-19 virus” within the capital.
The order said that no celebrations, processions or gatherings will likely be allowed for the yatra beginning June 25.
The Supreme Courtroom had earlier requested UP to rethink its resolution to permit even a symbolic Yatra throughout the ongoing pandemic. UP authorities officers mentioned that after the Supreme Courtroom’s suo motu cognizance of the problem, the federal government had appealed to Kanwar associations, who agreed to name off the Yatra.
The Yatra is a pilgrimage scheduled within the Hindu calendar month of Shravana (Saavan). Shiva devotees stroll barefoot with pitchers of holy water on their shoulders utilizing enhance slings known as kanwars. Hundreds of devotees travelling to locations similar to Haridwar, Gaumukh, and Gangotri in Uttarakhand cross Delhi throughout their journey to the temples and again to their villages.
The necessary routes utilized by Kanwariyas embrace the Delhi-Moradabad NH-24, Delhi-Roorkee NH-58 by way of Hapur and Muzaffaranagar, Delhi-Aligarh NH-91.
The Delhi authorities in addition to the Delhi Police normally make elaborate preparations for devotees throughout the Yatra. Visitors constables are stationed at necessary site visitors junctions to ensure there are not any snarls, nor any spats between the kanwariyas and the site visitors on roads.
Scores of camps are arrange throughout the town, particularly in East Delhi, from the place the devotees enter Delhi from UP.
In 2019, the federal government arrange 173 camps, along with one other 50 personal camps, for devotees. Meals can be offered at these camps. Preparations for moveable bogs in addition to water tankers are additionally made.
Organising services for the kanwariyas includes coordination between a number of companies, together with Delhi City Shelter Enchancment Board (DUSIB) and Delhi Jal Board (DJB) too.