Vrindavan, 2017.08.24 (VT): Preparations for Radhashtami are in full swing in Barsana. Lakhs of pilgrims are expected this year; and every year, the crowds increase.
In the past, stampedes have caused the deaths of several pilgrims. Extra attention is being given to crowd control, and security this year will be the tightest yet.
Illegal constructions have been removed from all the main roads to facilitate traffic. Local business owners have been served legal notices against any further encroachment or disposal of garbage in public areas.