Bhubaneswar:31/12/20-: Odisha Police have made adequate arrangements for strict enforcement of the State government’s order prohibiting zero-night celebration on the eve of New Year in letter and spirit across the State.
“Accordingly, adequate Police arrangements have been made State-wide including Twin Cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack to strictly enforce the order. All district superintendents are in readiness and taking necessary measures with the force available with them to avoid any untoward incident,” said a press note issued by the State Police Headquarters today.
The press note stated that a total of 140 platoons of force will be deployed statewide including 40 platoons in Cuttack-Bhubaneswar Commissionerate, 23 platoons in Puri district, and in remaining other districts of the State.
In order to prevent further spread of Covid-19, the State government has imposed a night curfew across the State from 10 pm on Thursday to 5 am on Friday to restrict New Year’s eve celebrations.
Earlier on Wednesday, the State Government had ordered to prohibit congregations in public places for zero-night celebrations and similar other functions on December 31 and January 1 across the state.
The order said that congregations in public places, including hotels, restaurants, clubs, parks, convention centers, and Kalyan Mandap to welcome the New Year and similar other revelleries was prohibited.