An Indian Kanwariya, a Hindu devotee of the Hindu deity Shiva, carries pots of holy water on a scooter from the Ganges river on his return journey from Haridwar, in New Delhi (Photo: AFP)
An Indian Kanwariya, a Hindu devotee of the Hindu deity Shiva, carries pots of holy water on a scooter from the Ganges river on his return journey from Haridwar, in New Delhi (Photo: AFP)

Twitter slams traffic snarls in Delhi due to movement of kanwariyas

  • Earlier on Sunday, the Delhi Traffic Police issued an advisory to ensure smooth movement of 'kanwariyas' on the pilgrimage route
  • This year, the kanwar yatra began on 17 July

New Delhi: Delhi witnessed traffic snarls on major thoroughfares on Tuesday morning due to the movement of kanwariyas.

According to a senior traffic police officer, roads near Kalindi Kunj and the highway to Gurgaon were the most affected.

The traffic movement will become normal by the afternoon, they said.

Earlier on Sunday, the Delhi Traffic Police issued an advisory to ensure smooth movement of 'kanwariyas' on the pilgrimage route.

According to the advisory, due to heavy pedestrian movement of kanwariyas on Monday and Tuesday, all motorists and public are asked to avoid Road number 13A and Agra Canal Road leading towards Noida.

Kanwariyas are devotees of Lord Shiva. They visit Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri in Uttarakhand and Sultanganj in Bihar to fetch holy waters of the Ganges during the auspicious Hindu month of Shravan. This year, the kanwar yatra began on 17 July.

People vented out their fury on Twitter on the 'kanwar yatra'.

Even the Delhi Airport had to issue an advisory

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