It is customary in weddings that the groom goes on a horse to pick up the bride. It is also a tradition that the bride comes in a doli. In today’s time, even the bride and groom come to their homes after marriage by luxury cars. But here the matter is somewhat different. Here a groom had taken JCB to pick up his bride. The reason was that there was snow accumulation up to three feet on the way through which the procession was to go. In fact, the procession was going to Saunfar village from Javaga adjacent to the degree college Sangrah. At first, an attempt was made to clear the snow from JCB on the closed road 8 km ahead of Sangrah, but when things did not work out, half a dozen processions left in JCB itself. While returning last night, 2 machines had to be arranged and on Monday morning the remaining rituals of marriage took place.
The groom’s father Jagat Singh arranged for a JCB machine to go ahead, in which the groom reached Ratwa village after traveling 30 kms by seated the groom Vijay Prakash, brother Surendra, father Jagat Singh, Bhagchand and the photographer. There he performed all the rituals of marriage and returned with the bride. In Gardaddhar village of Giripar area too, a groom had to travel an extra 100 kms to reach his Ardhangini due to road closure due to rain and snowfall. Had the road not been closed, the distance would have been only 40 km. On Sunday from Gatadhar village, the groom Ramlal, brother Virendra, maternal uncle Gopal Singh reached village Dungi of sub-division Sangrah after traveling an additional 100 kilometers to pick up the bride.The snowfall continues in the upper parts of the sub-division Sangrah since Saturday and due to snow of about 2 to 3 feet, life in one and a half dozen panchayats is badly affected. The traffic system remained stalled for the third day on Monday on the Sangrah-Choupal, Haripurdhar-Nauhradhar, Sangrah-Gattadhar and Nowhradhar-Sangadhar roads of the snowfall area. There is not a single snowcutter in PWD Mandal Sangrah and it takes more time to clear snow with JCB. Due to the closure of these roads, about 150 vehicles are stuck at places, in which two dozen people are being told to see snow. Due to snowfall in one and a half dozen panchayats of the sub-division, along with traffic, electricity and drinking water supply is also disrupted. Ratan Sharma, Executive Engineer, Public Works Department said that 8 JCB machines have been arranged for snow removal.