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Traffic disruption likely due to religious procession

Published on Wednesday, April 26, 2023

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Crowds at a previous Nagar Kirtan procession in Leicester

VISITORS to Leicester this weekend are being reminded to expect traffic disruption due to a major religious event taking place.

Thousands of Sikhs will be taking part in the annual Vaisakhi procession of Nagar Kirtan on Sunday, April 30.

The parade will see followers walking between two of the city’s best-known Sikh temples – setting off from Guru Nanak Gurdwara, in Holy Bones, at 11.30am and making their way across the city to arrive at the Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara, East Park Road, at around 3pm.

Rolling road closures will be in place along the route to allow the procession to pass by safely.

The route includes Great Central Street, Vaughan Way, St Nicholas Circle, St Nicholas Place, High Street, Clock Tower, Gallowtree Gate, Granby Street, Northampton Street, Charles Street, St Georges Way, Swain Street, Sparkenhoe Street, St Peters Road, East Park Road, Leicester Street and Roseberry Street.

Nagar Kirtan is one of the major events on the Leicester Sikh community’s calendar, with up to 10,000 people expected to take part.

Details of all traffic and travel are available from Area Traffic Control via @ATCLeicester