Puri: 19/5/20: The Chariot construction work for the grand Ratha Yatra festival that is held in Puri has been suspended for two days in view of impending Cyclone Amphan.
The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Monday announced the suspension of chariot construction work for two days from Tuesday.
Besides, the Patitapabana Bana atop the famous Lord Jagannath temple snapped on Monday afternoon.
The Puri District Administration issued an alert for all the blocks especially Astaranga, Kakatpur, Gop and Konark block Sunday for tackling an imminent cyclone.
A 21-member team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) moved to Puri Sunday while 60 teams of ODRAF, Village Welfare Department and Fire Brigade Department are pre-positioned in the district.
District Collector Balwant Singh said if the wind speed will exceed 40km per hour, power connection will be snapped in the district