Monday Dec 5, 2022
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Traffic management in Pashupati area for Shivaratri

2022 Feb 28, 16:48,
Metropolitan Traffic Police Divisiion address a function organised to launch a campaign against second wave of COVID-19 infection, in Kathmandu, on Monday, April 12, 2021. Photo: MTPD/Facebook

The traffic police has arranged reliable traffic management for the devotees who come to visit Pashupatinath temple on the occasion of Mahashivaratri festival.

The Metropolitan Traffic Police has arranged traffic management for easy movement in the Pashupati area on Tuesday night considering the large number of devotees and visitors coming for worship.

The branch has also arranged parking for the devotees entering the Pashupati temple through various checkpoints. Chief of the Division, Senior Superintendent of Police Umesh Raj Joshi informed that the branch has made such arrangements for the convenience of the devotees as they come from far and wide to visit Pashupatinath Temple.

According to the Division, vehicles heading towards Gaushala from Kalo Pul, Chawhil, Mitra Park, Setopul and Gauri Ghat have been banned. For the devotees visiting Pashupatinath, parking has been arranged at Sifalchaur, Guhyeshworipari, Pashupati Area Development Fund Office, Bhandarkhal, Tilanga Corridor.

Due to the pressure of devotees and vehicles, diversion will be done from different checkpoints as per the need and entry will also be restricted. Spokesperson of the Division, Superintendent of Police Sanjeev Sharma Das said that if there is no congestion at Gaushala Chowk, alternative routes will be provided for vehicles plying from Chabahil to Gaushala, from Old Baneshwor to Gaushala, from Gyaneshwar Mait Devi to Gaushala via Red Bridge and from Sifal Chaur to Jayabageshwari.

He also said that arrangements would be made to divert cargo vehicles from Tinkune to Sinamangal Tilganga, from Chabahil to Gaushala and from Bagmati Corridor to Gaurighat and Tilganga area. The branch has stated that it will mobilize more than 800 traffic police to make the traffic management systematic and effective during the Mahashivaratri festival.

Apart from the visitors coming to visit Pashupatinath Temple, the branch has also requested the vehicles going to other places through Chabahil, Gaushala and Tilganga to use alternative routes.


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