To protect the city roads from being affected, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has urged citizens to refrain from burning the Holi pyre on the city roads, as is the norm. “Many societies get together for Holika Dahan and burn a pyre in the middle of the road. This affects the structure and the citizens have to bear the brunt of the spoiled surface, especially during monsoon.
The damage done due to the heat of the burning pyre is repaired only by resurfacing,” an AMC source said. Municipal Commissioner Guruprasad Mohapatra too added to this request stating, “People are requested not to burn the pyre on the road as it damages the road. The ritual can be observed at some other place.” Meanwhile, officials of water project at AMC clarified that areas which get water supply every evening will not get a special supply on Dhuleti i.e Monday.