Ghaziabad: The Kanwar yatra is an annual pilgrimage, in which lakhs of devotees participate. In view of the movement of nearly 50 lakh Kanwar pilgrims from western Uttar Pradesh, including Ghaziabad in the coming days,the District administrator decided to shut all the schools and colleges from 5th to 9th of August.

According to the sources, the Ghaziabad administration officials said all schools both private and government have been asked to postpone term examinations scheduled for the period.

Additional District Magistrate, Himanshu Gautam said “it cleared that any examination during the five-day period will have to be postponed. Schools and colleges shall remain closed between August 5 and August 9".

Officials added that traffic diversions will remain in place from August 1-10 for the Kanwar Yatra.


Lakhimpur: Due to severe rain and storm Uttar Pradesh had came to standstill position and reeling a flood like situation. CM Yogi had made a visit to Lakhimpur Kheri and Gonda,took a stock of the situation on Saturday.

CM yogi had conducted an aerial survey of flooded area in Lakhimpur, whereas visited the Gonda district where more one lakh people have been affected due to the flood-like situation.

According to the schedule, In order to survey flood affected areas, firstly, CM Yogi reached at Sharada Nagar Barrage helipad at around 11.00 am and inspected the flood effected area, CM Yogi further reached Gonda at 12.00 pm and investigate the Elgin-Charasari dam. CM left from Gonda at 12.55 pm.

As per information,CM reached the flood affected area to inspect the situation and distributed the releif material among the people affected by the deluge in both the districts. CM also met with the flood afected people and assured them that his government is sensitive towards the problems faced by the people in flooded areas and instructions had been issued for the rehabilitation and releif operations. 

CM Yogi asked the authorities of both the districts to ensure prompt and effective relief to the people of the village hit by the flood. Assured, that there will not be any shortage of funds to deal with natural calamities such as floods.

In context to the Chief Minister Yogi's visit, tight security arrangements have been made in the district.


Lakhimpur: The severe rainfall and storm experienced by the Kheri district since last few days, which resulted in flood like situation. Uttar Pradesh Minister Swati Singh reviewed the flood-affected areas on Saturday.

According to the sources, the Sharda and Ghaghra rivers are flowing above the level and had destroyed the village area badly. Over 100 acres of farmland of Rehariya village submerged into the Sharda river. All the roads got damaged and there is no way left to reach the village, except a way through boat. None of the officers were able to see the catastrophe due to the obstacles to reach Reharia village. 

According to the information, Reharia village is situated between Sharda river and Chouka river, thus, three to four months of rainy season, the only way to reach the village is only by boat support.

 UP Minister Swati Singh reached the Reharia village on a motor boat and took a stock of floods and also promised the villagers, will get relief from the flood soon.

Minister Swati Singh instructed the officers strictly that if any kind of carelessness is done then strict action will be taken. 


Baghpat: The brutall accident took place in Baghpat in the wee hours of Saturday morning. A speeding truck smashed into a school bus. 

According to the sources, the accident happened on the Delhi-Yamunotri highway near the Mavikala village of Kankda area, a school bus of Nice Public School boarded with more than two dozen school children, was crosisng the road, when a speeding truck collides with the bus from front. 

According to the police, around 6 students injured and one student named Abhishek died at the spot.

Sources revealed that among the injured ones, the condition of the two students remains fragile, who had been referred to the Higher Center . While the rest were being treated at private hospital. 

The driver abondened the truck after the accident. Police is further investigating the matter

Meerut: An annual pilgrimage undertaken by Lord Shiva’s devotees known as Kanwariyas begun month ago and many Kanwar pilgrims were seen on the side of the road. But, the ongoing yatra resulted to many accidents at different places.

According to the sources, the two bike borne kanwar pilgrims met with an accident with RRF car on Friday.

Sources revealed that the incident took place at Vallidpur area of Dallura police station, the two bike borne Kanwar yatri, suddenly collided with the RRF car, resulting the pilgrims were badly injured.

The police reached the spot and admitted the injured ones to the district hospital.

Investigation is underway.