Stop all illegal liquor, meat shops on Kanwar Yatra route in NCR, UP CM orders

Noida: In a major step to ensure hassle-free Kanwar Yatra, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday directed that all illicit liquor and meat shops on the Kanwar Yatra route remain closed till the end. Acting on the directions of the Chief Minister, the Gautam Buddh Nagar administration has asked its departments to ensure that no illegal liquor or meat shops operate on the Kanwar Yatra route, while drones are being used to monitor the law and order situation. Will be used.

Officials said that adequate police personnel would be deployed on the routes. The administration, through several inter-departmental meetings chaired by District Magistrate Suhas L Yathiraj, has also asked the officials to ensure that the roads are not waterlogged and that they are well lit and free of potholes.

The journey through Noida and Greater Noida into Gautam Buddh Nagar is scheduled from 15 to 26 July during the auspicious Hindu month of Shravan. A senior administration official said, “All officers have been directed to ensure compliance of the guidelines of the Uttar Pradesh government on preparations for the Kanwar Yatra like every year.”

“The officers have been asked to inspect all routes of travel in Noida and Greater Noida and ensure that no illicit liquor or meat shops operate on the route so as to avoid unnecessary crowding during the journey,” the official said. could.”

Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Luv Kumar said adequate number of security personnel would be deployed on the route, while drones would be used to monitor the situation to ensure hassle-free travel.

Kumar was quoted by PTI as saying, “The routes are being continuously inspected and RRTs (Rapid Response Team) will be deployed during the procession. Besides, the police will take preventive action against the identified miscreants who have committed crimes in the past. rioted.” ,

On the closure of illegal liquor and meat shops, a senior police officer said that inspection is being done to ensure that such unauthorized facilities do not operate.

“As of now there is no order to shut down authorized liquor shops, but it may be done after a government order depending on the law and order situation, which is a routine exercise during the yatra,” the official said.

Gautam Buddh Nagar adjacent to Delhi in western UP, Noida and Greater Noida witness the Kanwar journey through relatively small road patches. The big movement takes place through Ghaziabad, adjacent to Uttarakhand.

According to officials, this time there are two roads in Dadri, three in Jarchha and one each in Dankaur, Kasna, Jewar and Rabupura in Gautam Buddh Nagar.