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Traffic snarls in Delhi due to movement of kanwariyas

Press Trust of India  |  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 Kanwarias 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 July 17.

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First Published: Tue, July 30 2019. 12:35 IST