Bhubaneswar, June 30: The Odisha government has imposed restrictions on the movement of passenger trains and private & public buses into Puri district in view of Lord Jagannath’s Bahuda Jatra tomorrow.
According to a order issued by the special relief commissioner, “restriction of movement of all buses and passenger trains to the district of Puri is required in view of smooth conduct of the Return Car Festival (Bahuda Yatra) and Sunabesha of Lord Sri Jagannath to be held in Puri on 01.07.2020 and 02.07.2020 respectively in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“No passenger train and private or public buses other than those carrying personnel on Government duty/ police and vehicles on emergency services shall be allowed entry into the jurisdiction of Puri district during the period from 09.00 PM of June 30 to 11.30 of July 2,” the odred added.
Worth mentioning, Puri district administration declared curfew from 10PM of June 30 till 10 PM of July 2 for Bahuda Yatra (return festival).
Officials said that the curfew will remain in force across the district. There will be complete restriction on movement of vehicles excluding essential service and medical urgency. All the roads leading to Puri will be sealed during the curfew,” said Puri Collector, Balwant Singh.