Bhubaneswar:27/2/21: Odisha government today allowed maximum 2000 persons for jatras from March 1. The office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) today issued a guideline in this connection.
Earlier the SRC has allowed staging of Jatra with 500 audiences but the artists have been demanding to increase the number.
The SRC, however, has asked the organisers to comply Covid-19 protocols such as mandatory wearing of face masks, physical distancing and provision of thermal scanning.
“As far as possible, facility for online booking of tickets may be arranged by the organisers and sufficient number of counters shall be opened to prevent crowding during physical booking of tickets. Facility of advance booking online as well as through counters may also be organized. The organizers shall be responsible for due compliance of these norms/ conditions,” read the guideline.