Kanwar Yatra 2022: 10,000 security guards, drones, CCTV to monitor public order situation

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10,000 security agents, drones, CCTV to strengthen the security of Kanwar Yatra: Uttarakhand DGP

Strong points

  • The Kanwar Yatra is scheduled to be held from July 14 to July 26 this year
  • Haridwar and its surroundings have been divided into 12 super zones, 31 zones and 133 sectors
  • Prescribed yatra routes will be made public by neighboring states

Kanwar Yatra: Nearly 10,000 security personnel along with drones and CCTV cameras will monitor the public order situation during the upcoming Kanwar Yatra, Uttarakhand Police Director General Ashok Kumar said on Monday.

Addressing an interstate coordination meeting, Kumar said that due to the large gathering of devotees of Shiva expected in the month of Shravan, drones and CCTV cameras will be used while social media will be monitored to ensure strict safety devices.

An appeal would be made to the kanwariyas through social media to cooperate with the police and the local administration to keep the peace.

Kumar said neighboring states should publish the prescribed routes of the yatra so that tourists and devotees visiting Chardham, Mussoorie and Dehradun do not encounter any problem.

The purpose of this is to ensure the safe and secure travel of kanwariyas coming from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and other places, it said. -he declares.

Kanwar Yatra 2022

This year, the Kanwar Yatra is scheduled to be held from July 14-26 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ‘Kanwariyas’ (devotees of Lord Shiva) collect water from the river Ganga in Haridwar to offer it to Shiva temples in their areas as part of the yatra.

This year, Haridwar and its environs have been divided into 12 super zones, 31 zones and 133 sectors for the yatra and around 9,000 to 10,000 security guards will be deployed to maintain order, the DGP of Uttarakhand said.

(With PTI entries)

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