Bhubaneswar, July 12: The Director General of Police (DGP), Odisha on Monday thanked police personnel deployed on Rath Yatra and residents of Puri for their cooperation for the smooth conduct of annual car festival.
Taking to Twitter the DGP said, “My compliments to all ranks of Odisha police deployed on Rath Yatra duty. My thanks to residents of Puri for their cooperation. ”
This year the annual Rath Yatra was held without participation of any devotees in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. All the servitors and officials, who participated in the event were tested using RT- PCR tests and found to be negative. They had also completed both doses of vaccination.
The three chariots were pulled only by the servitors.