Cuttack, Nov 3: At least 18 platoons of police force will be deployed in Cuttack ahead of the Kali puja.
The silver city Cuttack has taken a new-look for the Kalipuja which is going to be held from the late night of Thursday.
In order to observe the festive in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines, Cuttak district administration has made elaborate arrangements with due security provisions.
Accordingly, Commissionerate police along with Rural police have assigned as many as 104 officers,171 Armed Police and 120 home guards ahead of the Kalipuja, the day after today.
They will keep vigil around the 72 altars across the city and ascertain Covid-19 protocols among the organizers, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Cuttack Prateek Singh.
At the same time, police will workout on zero-tolerance for illegal use of fire crackers after 10 PM on Diwali, he added.