What do you think of public access to the Cantonment roads?The roads in the cantonment areas of India were thrown open to the public from 22-05-2018. Earlier there were restrictions on the access to the public on these roads. The decision was taken due to representations from the public through the lawmakers of those areas. The Defense Minister after consultations with the Army officials announced the decision. Once the orders were issued many people swarmed these roads in bikes and other vehicles to celebrate what they called "Vijay Yatra".
The families of the army personnel were unhappy with this development. The families were living in a secured environment with military protection. The men will be mostly away from the families discharging their duties elsewhere in the country. Now the families and army personnel are agitated due to this sudden development. The wives of the army personnel represented to the Minister on this issue to reconsider. I personally feel restricted access to public on specific conditions is better than unrestricted access.