BAREILLY: Traffic restrictions will be imposed in the city in view of the three-day Urs-e-Razvi of Dargah Aala Hazrat , which will commence on Wednesday. The restrictions will be enforced from October 23 to 25 to facilitate movement of devotees who are expected to come from different parts of the country and abroad.
Special care is being taken as the urs coincides with Dhanteras.
Traffic on some of the most busy city routes, including Parsakhera Bara Bypass, Nainital road, Pilibhit road and Bisalpur crossing, will be diverted. Besides, separate parking arrangements will be made for devotees, VIPs, mediapersons and others, in different places across the city to ease traffic congestion on roads.
As per the route diversion plan of the traffic police, all heavy vehicles coming from Moradabad, Rampur and Nainital and heading towards Lucknow will move via Parsakhera towards Bara Bypass. Heavy vehicles coming from Lucknow and heading towards Delhi and Nainital will move via Invertis trisection towards Bara Bypass. Heavy vehicles from Bareilly, Rampur, Nainital and Pilibhit and heading towards Budaun will move via Invertis trisection towards Faridpur Bukhara turn.
All UPSRTC buses heading for Rampur, Moradabad and Delhi will be operated only from Satellite bus terminal during the three-day period. Operation of roadways buses will remain restricted to Old Roadways bus stand near Novelty during this period.
Entry of all kinds of vehicles, except vehicles of devotees coming to attend the urs, will be banned at Mini Bypass and Parsakhera from 3:00 am to 3:00 pm on October 24.
Speaking with TOI, Bareilly superintendent of police (traffic) Subhash Gangwar said, “Additional security measures will be in place on all routes where entry of heavy vehicles has been banned. Personnel will be deployed in Parsakhera, Bara Bypass, Mini Bypass, Nainital road, Satellite crossing, Badaun road among others to ensure compliance with traffic plan.
“In addition, separate vehicle parking arrangements have also been made in order to facilitate movement of devotees, visitors and residents. Vehicle parking facility will remain available to people for three days at eight places in the city—GIC ground, Railway Manoranjan Sadan parking area, DAV College, Railway yard Subhash Nagar road, Vishap Mandal Inter college, Methodist College parking, Azad Inter College Shyamganj and Old District Jail premises.”
Thousands of devotees from across the country and world are expected to reach Bareilly for the event which commemorates the death anniversary of Muslim cleric Aala Hazrat. The main ceremonies of the urs will be held at Islamia ground, located in the heart of the city.