Expecting the growing numbers of devotees for a ‘holy dip’ in Prayagraj Kumbh Mela on Basant Panchami Shahi Snan on February 10, 2019, the Mela Police has made special arrangements for vehicular movements in the mela and in and around of Prayagraj city.
According to Kumbh Mela Police, since 12:00 am of February 9, the traffic towards Kumbh Mela and the city has been diverted to various routes.
Since 8:00 am on February 8, 2019, light vehicles with and without entry passes will be parked in the parkings near mela area such as Parade Ground plot number 17; pontoon bridge workshop; Galla Mandi; Patel Bagh and sugar mill parking in Jhunsi area; Navpraygam and Devrakh Uphaar parkings in Arail area. The shuttle buses will run as usual.
From the same time onwards, the entry of e-rickshaw and tempo will be restricted in sectors 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the mela area. On the other hand, these light vehicles will run as usual in sectors 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20.
Since February 9 to 11, the pilgrims’ visit to Akshay Vat will be suspended.
Heavy vehicles except related to Kumbh Mela, moving from Kaushambi towards Varanasi will be diverted from Kokhraj bypass and will reach Varanasi via Handia and vice versa. Similarly, heavy vehicles, travelling from Kanpur towards Varanasi will be diverted via Fatehpur, Raebreli, Pratapgarh and Jaupur and vice versa.
Heavy vehicles moving towards Banda from Kanpur will be diverted from Kanpur’ Chaudagra crossing towards Bindki-Bandhwa crossing towards Banda and vice versa.