Amethi: The district administration of Amethi has issued a strict order prohibiting any citizen of the district from traveling to Ayodhya for three days, starting from 20 January to 22 January 2024. The order also applies to people from other districts who want to pass through Amethi to reach Ayodhya. The police department has been instructed to enforce the order and prevent unauthorized entry or exit.
The reason behind the order is the security concern for the grand consecration program of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, which will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other dignitaries on 22 January. The district administration of Amethi has taken the precautionary measure to avoid any untoward incident or disruption in the historic event.
The order also bans the use of private vehicles for traveling to Ayodhya. The administration has directed the officials to cancel the tickets of those who have booked buses or trains to Ayodhya. Only those with a valid pass issued by the authorities will be allowed to go to Ayodhya during the specified dates.
The Superintendent of Police of Amethi, Dr. Ilmaran, said that a checking campaign will be launched in the border areas with the help of the district administration and police team. He said that all police personnel and nodal officers will be deployed from border to border to ensure that only vehicles with a valid pass can go to Ayodhya. He added that no private or commercial vehicles will be permitted to go to Ayodhya without a pass.
The district administration has also asked the village heads, panchayat secretaries, and accountants to spread awareness among the people of the district about the order and urge them to cooperate with the authorities. The District Magistrate of Amethi, Rakesh Mishra, said that the order is by the instructions received from the government and is aimed at ensuring the safety and security of the people and the event.