Varanasi: After the Kumbh Snan rush, now the pilgrims throng in Varanasi, which is also known as the city of Lord Shiva, to celebrate auspicious festival of Mahashivratri. Anticipating massive influx of pilgrims, the local police administration has enforced restrictions on the entry of four-wheelers and three-wheelers on the compact roads of the city.

SSP Ajay Mishra said that four-wheelers will be allowed to run only between Cant and Lanka and won’t be permitted to play on the roads in the areas like Bharat Mata Mandir, Sigra circle, Rath Yatra circle, Maldahiya, Kamachha, Bhelupur-Rewari road and Sonarpura road.

Further, there will be no-entry on the roads proceeding to Maidagin and Benia. There will be parking arrangements for restricted vehicles at the ground of Queen’s Inter College. No vehicles will be allowed to run between Maidagin and Godowlia. People will be allowed only to walk on foot on the restricted roads.

SSP has also said that there is an influx of more than lakh people everyday in the city.


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