Kanwar Yatra 2023: Schools, Colleges Closed in UP Districts, Polytechnic Exam Postponed
In light of the Kanwar Yatra, all government and private educational institutions in Uttar Pradesh will be closed from July 8 to 16, according to district administration officials. The Kanwar Yatra, which began on Tuesday, will conclude on August 15, with the offering of holy Ganga water to Lord Shiva. Consequently, schools and colleges in several districts of Uttar Pradesh have been shut down. In Muzaffarnagar district, all schools and colleges will remain closed for a duration of eight days, from July 8 to July 16, 2023.
Similarly, due to the Kanwar Yatra, schools in Meerut have been ordered to be closed from July 10. This closure affects all schools, degree colleges, and coaching centers, which will remain shut from July 10 to July 17. Additionally, instructions have been issued to close schools in Baghpat and Saharanpur. In response to the Kanwar Yatra, the District Magistrate Manoj Kumar has mandated the closure of schools from classes one to eight in Badaun. These schools will remain closed on Saturday and Monday, and resume normal operations on Tuesday.
Moreover, the polytechnic examinations in Meerut and Muzaffarnagar have been postponed. Originally scheduled for July 10 to 15, the exams will now take place from July 21 to July 26. Arvind Mallappa Bengari, the DM of Muzaffarnagar, has confirmed the installation of 1,379 CCTV cameras at sensitive locations, while SSP Sanjeev Suman has deployed 3,000 policemen to ensure Yatra security.
Drones will also be utilized for surveillance purposes. To avert any untoward incidents during the yatra, heavy traffic has been prohibited on Ganga Canal Road, and traffic will be redirected on the Delhi-Haridwar National Highway starting from July 11. Similarly, traffic on the Delhi-Dehradun, Rishikesh, and Haridwar highways will be diverted to alternate routes.