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Some of the tourist destinations in Odisha are to open from July 6

Bhubaneswar:4/7/20: Some of the tourist destinations in Odisha that were closed amid COVID-19 outbreak have been allowed to reopen for the public from July 6.

According to the decision, the non-living centrally protected monuments, sites, and museums under the jurisdiction of Archaeological Survey of India, Bhubaneswar circle are to open from July 6.

Authorities of these places will need to strictly enforce COVID-19 standard operating procedures and abide by the protocol themselves.

These monuments and sites should be under non-containment zones, a source said. Meanwhile, it was learned that Atharanalla Bridge and Konark Sun Temple won’t be opened as there are restrictions imposed by Puri district administration.

All the visitors will need to follow social distancing norms and wear masks. They will have to park their vehicles at designated places and make payments at parking places and at cafeterias only through e-payment.

The monuments, sites and museums to be opened from July 6 include Dhauli, Udaygiri – Khandagiri, Papanasini Tank and adjacent area, Sahasralinga Tank, Sisupalgarh rampart, Raja Rani Temple, Barabati fort, Lalitgiri, Ratnagiri and Ranipur-Jharial Chausathi Yogini temple.

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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