Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Traffic Police has announced diversion routes for the upcoming Kartik Mela and Parikrama, particularly for the Kosi Parikrama in Basti district. The diversion will be in effect from November 20 at 10 pm to November 22 at 1 pm. With an anticipated surge in crowds for the 14 Kosi Parikrama and Kartik Purnima Snan Mela in Ayodhya, the traffic police have outlined diversion routes and designated parking areas to manage the expected influx of devotees.
During the specified period, the advisory notes that the entry of all types of vehicles will be restricted from Devkali Bypass towards Darshan Nagar. Similarly, entry will be restricted from the Agrasen intersection towards Ramnagar Tiraha and from Maqbara Tiraha towards Ramnagar Tiraha. Additionally, the entry of vehicles from Saahadganj Booth Number 1 towards Sahadatganj Hanumangarhi and roadways will be restricted. Restrictions will also be in place for vehicles coming from the Gudri intersection towards Dhara Road and from Gupta Hotel Tiraha towards the gas warehouse. To facilitate the smooth flow of traffic, specific parking slots have been assigned by the traffic police for the convenience of devotees.
To ensure the safety and well-being of all devotees during the Kartik Snan Mela and 14 Kosi Parikrama, the State Government has implemented various measures, including health services. The Health Department has reserved beds in three major hospitals in the district, allocating 20 beds each in the Medical College and District Hospital and ten beds in Shri Ram Hospital. These beds will cater to the health needs of the devotees participating in the Kartik Mela.
Furthermore, temporary medical camps will be set up at 15 locations, including Control Room, Hanuman Garhi, Railway Station, Kanak Bhavan, Ram Janmabhoomi, Ram Ki Paidi, Nageshwar Nath, Pakka Ghat, Karsewakpuram, Hanuman Gufa, Saket Petrol Pump, Jhunki Ghat, International Bus Stand, Dashrath Mahal, and Bandha Tiraha. A dedicated eight-bed temporary medical camp will also be established at Pakka Ghat.
In preparation for potential accidents, ambulances will be stationed at 10 locations within the fair area, including Pakka Ghat, Bandha Tiraha, Control Room, Saket Petrol Pump, Nageshwar Nath, Hanuman Garhi, Kanak Bhavan, Ram Janmabhoomi, Ayodhya Dham Railway Station, and Booth Number 4.