The celebrations of the Hindu festival, Maha Shivaratree, begin today, 17th of February. A great number of pilgrims had already marched to Grand-Bassin yesterday evening; the traffic yesterday night was thus expected to be quite dense.
While the road traffic was not dense yesterday morning, Inspector Ashok Matar of the Traffic Branch of the police affirmed that it was to intensify by last night as more and more pilgrims would be proceeding to Grand-Bassin in the evening for the celebrations of the festival Maha Shivaratree that are to start off today, 17th of February.
The road circulation is thus expected to be quite dense.
Roads along towns like Quatre-Bornes, and the capital as well as Bell-Village experienced a general slow-down in the traffic yesterday morning because of the procession of the pilgrims.
Traffic was much more concentrated on Sunday, 15th of February though: drivers from Port-Louis to Grand-Bassin took around 5 hours to reach to their destination.