Puri:22/6/20: Soon after Supreme Court gave its nod for Puri Rath Yatra, Hon’ble CM Naveen Pattnaik reviewed preparation for the festival In a high-level meeting held through video conference. Odisha government swung into action and reviewed arrangements for the smooth the conduct of the mega event scheduled tomorrow. As the apex court has fixed certain conditions with strict adherence to COVID-19 guidelines, the State government today announced a complete shutdown in the pilgrim town from 9 PM tonight.
“Our responsibility is now to ensure proper pulling of chariots and check unauthorized entry. A shutdown will be enforced in Puri district from 9 pm tonight till Wednesday at 2 pm,” said Abhay.
Abhay further informed that an elaborate plan has been made for Rath Yatra and over 50 platoons of the police force will be deployed. We urge people to watch Rath Yatra on television and not to come to Badadanda tomorrow,” Abhay added.