Delhi-Haridwar highway to be closed from July 30

Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 12:36

Muzaffarnagar: The Delhi-Haridwar national highway would be closed for traffic from July 30 to August 5 to ensure smooth movement of `Kawad` pilgrims during their yatra.

Traffic plying on Delhi-Haridwar national highway would be diverted to alternative routes, SSP Manzil Saini said.

The steps have been taken to prevent any untoward incident in the district.

As many as 30 CCTV cameras would also be installed along sensitive places for security, Saini said.

During the `Kawad Yatra`, pilgrims would start carrying water from the Ganga to offer it to Lord Shiva.

Meanwhile, Uttarakhand government had suspended the Char Dham yatra following the recent disaster in the state in which pilgrims could not reach the `gangotri` to bring water.

These pilgrims would also take the holy water from Ganga in Haridwar.

`Kawad` are devotees who gather at Haridwar every year to take a dip in Ganga and collect its water to offer to Lord Shiva.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 12:36

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