“We suffered loss of life during two processions, namely in 2023 and 2024. Although we had established guidelines, there were no laws in place,” Transport Minister Alan Ganoo told the conference. press this Friday, June 21.

Thus, the government will introduce new regulations for structures during processions with a view to enabling the police to ensure the safety of pilgrims and the general public during all types of processions, religious or otherwise.

This clarification was provided by Alan Ganoo. He was discussing the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill, which will be debated in Parliament on Tuesday.

The Minister of Transport specified that the new regulations will define the specificities of the structures.

As a reminder, two young people died last year when their 'kanwar' touched a high voltage line. Another accident this year left seven people dead in the same circumstances during the Maha Shivratree pilgrimage.

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