Chhath: Kalindi Kunj bridge to be off bounds for 2 days

  • | Sunday | 19th November, 2023

Noida: The traffic police have banned the movement of heavy vehicles on the Kalindi Kunj bridge on Sunday and Monday and will also divert light vehicles to other routes if required to allow the passage of devotees to the Yamuna River for Chhath Puja festivities.DCP Anil Kumar Singh said hundreds of devotees will likely participate in Chhath Puja on the Yamuna banks near Kalindi Kunj.To facilitate them, we have decided to stop the movement of heavy vehicles from Noida to Delhi on the six-lane Kalindi Kunj bridge. If needed, we will also restrict the movement of light vehicles and divert them to other routes, he said. Commuters should take the DND Flyway and the Chilla Road to travel from Noida to Delhi on Sunday and Monday, added the DCP.Similar restrictions will apply on the Hindon Bridge near Kulesra in Greater Noida. Vehicles from Surajpur to Noida Phase 3 will divert at Kisan Chowk. The traffic police have issued a helpline number (9971009001) to facilitate commuting.On Friday, Anand Rao Kulkarni, additional police commissioner in Gautam Budh Nagar, also inspected the Chhath preparations on the Yamuna banks in the Sector 126 police station area. He directed officials to ensure the deployment of police personnel during the programme.Raghvendra Dubey, general secretary of Purvanchal Mitra Mandal Chhath Puja Samiti, told TOI that hundreds of people will celebrate Chhath Puja in Noida. Some people are going to the Yamuna banks near Kalindi Kunj, and some will perform the rituals in artificial ponds across sectors. We will celebrate in Sector 31. Preparations are in full swing, he said.Chhath Puja is a four-day festival during which people worship the Sun God. Devotees bathe in holy water/river, observe fast and make offerings (Arghya) to the setting sun on the third day and the rising sun on the fourth day.We also published the following articles recentlyChhath plan: Traffic restrictions on routes to Hindon Bridge on November 19, 20In preparation for the Chhath festivities at Hindon Ghat, traffic police in Ghaziabad have implemented several measures to manage traffic congestion. Commercial vehicle movement has been banned from certain roads leading to Hindon Bridge, while private vehicles have restrictions on their movement towards the bridge. Alternative routes have been identified for different areas, and over 1,000 traffic police personnel will be deployed to assist with traffic management. Contact numbers for traffic inspectors have also been shared for commuters needing assistance.Chhath Puja 2023: When is Chhath Puja? know date and timeChhath Puja is a major festival celebrated in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, and West Bengal. Devotees worship Lord Surya and his wife, Usha, to seek their blessings. The festival lasts for four days, starting from the sixth day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Kartik. Chhath Puja is dedicated to worshiping Chhathi Maiya and is celebrated with great reverence. It holds religious significance among Hindus and is observed for the well-being and prosperity of the family. The festival involves strict fasting and offering prayers during sunrise and sunset.Chhath Puja 2023 Day 3: Sandhya Arghya, Know Rituals and SignificanceChhath Puja 2023, a four-day Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Surya and Chhathi Maiya, began on November 17 and will end on November 20. The third day, known as Sandhya Arghya, involves observing a 36-hour fast and offering prayers to the setting sun. On the last day, Usha Arghya, prayers are offered to the rising sun. Devotees offer a variety of food items, including the important bhog prasad called Thekua, to Lord Surya. It is advised to abstain from alcohol and gambling during the festival.

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