Varanasi: Over 3 lakh devotees go to Kashi Vishwanath Dham on first day of 2022 | Varanasi Information


VARANASI: A sea of revellers, particularly devotees from throughout the nation, could possibly be seen on the routes resulting in Kashi Vishwanath Dham on the inaugural day of 2022 on Saturday although Covid-19 menace had adopted rising development in previous three days and studies of a stampede at Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu resulting in casualties.
The shocking dimension of crowd not solely thre visitors preparations out of substances however all workout routines by the cops for crowd regulation proved to be inadequate.
Speaking to TOI DCP Kashi zone RK Gautam mentioned, “Individuals had began forming queues on the routes resulting in KVD since 3 am regardless of the night time curfew in impact. Until 3 pm over three lakh pilgrims had entered Kashi Vishwanath temple to supply prayer. As per estimate over 1.5 lakh folks had been nonetheless standing in queues.
As per the data of temple administration and Gyanvapi safety management room, KVT stays crowded in regular days as a result of arrival of outstation pilgrims. The officers mentioned, in regular days the typical footfall of devotees in non-festive seasons remained round 10,000 whereas on particular events like Mahashivratri and Mondays of Shrawal month the amount of devotees goes above 1.50 lakh to 2 lakhs in previous years besides the interval of two earlier waves of Covid-19.
The officers mentioned that huge enhance in footfall of devotees at KVD is clear since its opening by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The PM and chief minister Yogi Adityanath themselves had knowledgeable throughout speeches that on December 19 the determine of devotees entered KVD had gone as much as 1.5 lakhs.
With the daybreak of 2022 queues of devotees on Dashaswamedh-Godowlia-Bansphatak and Maidagin-Chowk roads additionally elevated. As no such large turnout was anticipated by the officers, the motion of two wheelers, e-rickshaws and paddle rickshaws was not stopped in morning. Nevertheless, when shifting even on foot began proving unimaginable and the studies concerning stampede at Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu had been acquired, the officers swung into motion.
The divisional commissioner Deepak Agrawal and district Justice of the Peace Kaushal Raj Sharma additionally reached KVD. Gautam mentioned that space between Maidagin and Godowlia was made free from rickshaws and even two-wheelers whereas visitors diversion was began from Beniabagh, Ramapura and Sonarpura by late afternoon to minimise the density of crowd. Further police power, PAC, squads of ladies cops and others had been additionally known as by the officers, who had been making certain anti-sabotage checking by bomb-disposal and canine squads on common interval.
Nevertheless, none of those workout routines had been proving enough to manage the group whereas folks had been additionally careless in regards to the prescribed norms of social distancing in metropolis, which recorded 25 new Covid-19 constructive instances since Wednesday.
The alarming scene was not solely evident in neighborhood of KVD however huge crowding was additionally seen at Sankat Mochan, Kaal Bhairo, Saranath and different distinguished temples of metropolis in addition to Vindhyachal temple in Mirzapur. Revellers had additionally gathered in large numbers at ghats, sand mattress of reverse financial institution of river Ganga, public parks of Sarnath, on the campus of Banaras Hindu College and multiplexes.



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