Pilgrim Influx Prompts Ban On Vehicles Into Ayodhya
LUCKNOW (IANS) – Days after the Pran Pratishtha ceremony of Ram Lalla idol at the Ram temple in Ayodhya, the Uttar Pradesh government has imposed an immediate ban on all incoming vehicles, including state roadways buses in view of an overwhelming surge of devotees.
The doors of the temple were opened the morning after the consecration for the general public. The influx is causing a chaotic situation and challenging the security arrangements in place. Some individuals sustained minor injuries due to overcrowding.
The unexpected surge of devotees prompted Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath d to restrict further pilgrim arrivals in Ayodhya. Authorities decided to impose a ban on all vehicles bound for Ayodhya for the next few days. All online bookings made for these vehicles have been cancelled, and refunds for bus fares of pilgrims are to be processed promptly.
The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation has also suspended all buses to Ayodhya due to the large number of visitors and unmanageable crowds in the city until further notice