Lucknow: Vehicles will be diverted on Lucknow-Gorakhpur four lane (NH 28) for Kanwar Yatra from 10 pm on 23rd July to 26th July. Vehicles coming and going from Lucknow to Basti-Gorakhpur and Gorakhpur to Basti via Lucknow will have to decide their destination through different routes. Earlier this diversion was to start from midnight of July 24 and be applicable till July 27.
SP Ashish Srivastava said that from the night of July 23, all types of vehicles will be diverted on the four lanes. This arrangement will be effective till the completion of Kavad Yatra and Mela on 26th July.
Devotees in large numbers from Basti, Sant Kabirnagar, Siddharthnagar and other districts reach Ayodhya to take holy water from Saryu river. In the Bhadeshwar Nath temple of Basti, more than five lakh devotees will take water from Ayodhya for Jalabhishek between July 24 and 26 and reach the fourlane. The diversion of vehicles will be started with barricading on the four lanes from 10 o’clock on the night of 23 July.
All link roads from Ayodhya to Basti NH 28 will be restricted for vehicles.
Vehicles coming from Lucknow towards Gorakhpur will be stopped from Barabanki and diverted from Khalilabad to Gorakhpur via Jarwal Road, Karnailganj, Gonda, Utraula, Dumariaganj.
Vehicles going from Ayodhya to Gorakhpur via Basti will be diverted from Ayodhya to Katra via Lakkarmandi police station Nawabganj, Gonda, Dumariaganj for the destination route.
All vehicles coming from Gorakhpur to Lucknow will be diverted from Khalilabad via Mehdawal Road to Bansi, Dumariaganj, Utraula Gonda.
Vehicles going from Basti to Lucknow will be diverted from Badeban overbridge and sent from under the overbridge via Manori Dumariaganj.
Vehicles coming from Ambedkar Nagar towards Basti will be diverted from Kalwari intersection via Gaighat, Kudraha, Lalganj district via Sant Kabir Nagar.
Vehicles going from Ambedkar Nagar towards Basti-Lucknow will be diverted from Ramjanki Marg towards Sant Kabir Nagar.
Vehicles going from Basti to Lucknow will be diverted from Kalvari Marg via Futahiya Nagar to Ambedkar Nagar Tanda via Purvanchal Expressway.