Shuttle buses off roads, Mela pilgrims walk miles to depots

  • | Monday | 11th February, 2019

However, due to the influx of pilgrims for the shahi snan, the shuttle buses were not pressed into service. As per the Mela administration’s plans, passengers were to be ferried from the bus depots to the parking slots nearest to Sangam in these 500 shuttle buses. As a result, devotees had to walk around 10-15 km from Sangam to catch buses while going back. A BA student from Gorakhpur University, Sujeet Kumar, said, “The 10-kilometre walk from Sangam to Civil Lines was very exhausting. The diversions and restrictions will be eased as pilgrims go back.”

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