Bhubaneswar: The Odisha authorities has imposed a whole shutdown in Puri district from 9 p.m. on Monday until 2 p.m. on Wednesday to carry the Rath Yatra with out devotees by adhering to the COVID-19 pointers.
Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena, in an order, mentioned that no passenger prepare and personal or public buses aside from these carrying personnel on authorities responsibility/police and autos on emergency providers might be allowed entry into the jurisdiction of Puri district in the course of the interval.
Director General of Police Abhay mentioned no less than 50 platoons of safety personnel might be mobilised for the sleek conduct of the automotive competition on Tuesday.
Appealing to the folks to not go to Bada Danda (Grand Road) on the event of the Rath Yatra, he mentioned all entry factors to Puri might be sealed to forestall congregation of folks.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, in a gathering via video conferencing, reviewed the preparations for the competition.
He mentioned the Odisha authorities and the temple administration are absolutely equipped for the competition.
Elaborate preparations have been made for the celebration of the Rath Yatra whereas strictly adhering to the COVID-19 pointers.
The Chief Minister has directed Law Minister Pratap Jena, Health Minister Nabakishore Das, School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Das and deputy chairman of the planning board Sanjay Das Burma to camp at Puri until Niladri Bije and supervise the Rath Yatra.
He additionally expressed his gratitude to the Supreme Court for permitting the Rath Yatra and thanked the Central authorities for extending assist.
The Puri district administration is making preparations for the reside telecast of the annual competition to allow the devotees to look at it from their properties.
Puri Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb expressed his gratitude to the Supreme Court for permitting the world well-known Rath Yatra.
“Bhabagrahi Mahaprabhu Shree Jagannatha has answered the fervent prayers of countless devotees around the world. I am indebted to Hon’ble Supreme Court for re-considering it’s earlier decision and permitting conduct of the world famous Ratha Jatra in Puri. I thank the Central and State Governments for their support in making possible this historical event,” mentioned Gajapati.
As per the ritual schedule, whereas Pahandi (procession) might be held from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., Chhera Panhara will start at 11.30 a.m. and chariot pulling will begin at 12 p.m.