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Kanwar Yatra 2023: CM Yogi-led UP govt makes adequate security arrangements to facilitate Kanwariyas

The CM Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government has made adequate security arrangements in view of the Kanwar Yatra which began on July 4.

Edited By: Shashwat Bhandari @ShashBhandari New Delhi Published on: July 06, 2023 16:55 IST
Lord Shiva devotees or Kanwarias carry holy water during
Image Source : PTI Lord Shiva devotees or Kanwarias carry holy water during Kanwar Yatra in the month of Shravan.

Kanwar Yatra 2023: In order to ensure security during the ongoing Kanwar Yatra, the Uttar Pradesh Police has made police arrangements at 1,165 Kanwar Marg, 4,159 Shivalaya Temples, 362 River Ghats and 362 Shravan Mela places. Apart from this, 1,056 hot spots have been identified in the state.

The Kanwar Yatra began on Tuesday with Shiva devotees from across the country making a beeline for Haridwar to collect holy water from the Ganga.

The Kanwariyas will head back after collecting the water and perform 'jalabhishek' in Shiva temples on the occasion of Shiva Trayodashi.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami extended a warm welcome to the Kanwariyas and asked the administration to ensure that they do not face any inconvenience.

There are also plans to shower Kanwariyas with flower petals from helicopters this year.

Elaborate security arrangements have been made in view of the yatra which will go on for nearly a fortnight.

The Kanwar fair area has been divided into 12 super zones, 33 zones and 120 sectors, said Deputy Inspector General, Garhwal Range, V Murugesan.

Seven companies of paramilitary personnel, 12 PAC companies and 10,000 police personnel are being deployed in the area, he said.

Bomb disposal and dog squads will also be deployed in the area.

The security forces will keep a vigil with the help of nearly 300 CCTV cameras, the officer said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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