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Chariot construction work has been suspended for two days in view of Cyclone Amphan.

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

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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