The Kanwar Yatra, an annual pilgrimage undertaken by Shiva devotees to places of worship, triggered havoc on the busy streets of NCR on Wednesday, with people complaining about traffic movement going for a toss.
Although elaborate arrangements were made by the traffic police for the Kanwaria movement allowing for their safe passage and smooth flow of traffic in NCR, the rush threw road rules out of gear.
On Delhi roads today. Preceded by volunteers with lathis, clearing traffic. On foot and motorcycle. pic.twitter.com/eaZPeVzcwc— Narasinga (@syrinje) August 12, 2015
Long time back these #Kanwaria thing used to be religious and peaceful now it is like a loud party!— Rupali (@Rupalimk) July 25, 2014
@TrafflineDEL - heavy traffic build up on Ggn - Delhi highway. Everyone respects religious sentiments. Must everyone tolerate road hold ups?— Ashutosh Garg (@gargashutosh) August 12, 2015
“It is a major road and also a by-pass road for kanwarias towards Delhi. The road is completely broken down. Forget about being motorable, even pedestrians cannot move over it. At number of places, the agencies have filled the crumbled patches with mud and stone. In case of heavy rains, the areas become too risky for vehicles, especially the smaller vehicles,” said councilor Rajendra Tyagi.
Although senior officials of Ghaziabad municipal-corporation said that they have approved Rs 50 lakh each for every residential ward for various construction works, including patch-work and repair of roads, the residents will have to wait till the end of monsoon season to get a complete revamp of roads in their neighbouring areas.
A number of residential areas in NCR at present suffer from potholed and cratered roads while at other market and commercial areas the roads have completely broken down in patches.