On Mahashivratri festival in Varanasi, many routes were declared as no vehicle zone. ZNDM

As per the order of the Superintendent of Police regarding Mahashivratri on 21 February, along with the root diversion for two days, the police will also be deployed for the protection of devotees and kanwadi carrying Ganga water at every main intersection. This arrangement will be fully effective from 10 pm on the night of 20 till the return of the devotees on the 22nd. On the day of Mahashiva, a large number of devotees of Bhole Baba bring Ganga water from Brajghat and Haridwar and perform Jalabhishek in the ancient pagoda at Bhamrauva, Punjabbanagar and Rathonda.

Many routes have been declared as no-vehicle zones on the Maha Shivaratri festival in Varanasi.
As per the order of the Superintendent of Police regarding Mahashivratri on 21 February, along with the root diversion for two days, the police will also be deployed for the protection of devotees and kanwadi carrying Ganga water at every main intersection. This arrangement will be fully effective from 10 pm on the night of 20 till the return of the devotees on the 22nd. On the day of Mahashiva, a large number of devotees of Bhole Baba bring Ganga water from Brajghat and Haridwar and perform Jalabhishek in the ancient pagoda at Bhamrauva, Punjabbanagar and Rathonda. During this time all the temples are very crowded. Therefore, in order to maintain peace on the festival and keeping in mind the safety of Kanwari passing through the highway, the police has also prepared a route diversion plan.  
Where will the root diversion in the city be
Vehicles going from Madagin towards Chowk to Godoulia will not be able to go beyond the Madagin intersection. Vehicles coming from streets etc. from Bulanala Kashipura will be diverted towards Maidagin. Any type of vehicles coming from Laksa will not be able to go beyond the Laksa police station. All vehicles from Beniabagh tiraha towards the church will be restricted. Vehicles from Lahurabir towards Godoulia will not be allowed to go beyond Benia Tiraha.

 Superintendent of Police Santosh Kumar Mishra has issued orders for all police personnel to stand strictly at the main intersections and maintain duty during the festival to maintain peace and safety of the devotees. Also, from 19 to 21 February, there will be a route divert for traffic.