Vikash Sharma

Millions of people across the globe are eagerly waiting for the Lord of the Universe, Mahaprabhu Jagannath to come out of his abode and give darshan on the auspicious occasion of Rath Yatra today.

Lakhs of devotees have also converged on the Bada Danda, the Grand Road in Puri which is now bustling with activities ahead of the ceremonial pahandi of Lord Jagannath and his siblings- Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra.

Elaborate arrangements have been made by the district administration for the smooth conduct of the rituals on the occasion of Rath Yatra today.

In view of heatwave, the administration has made elaborate arrangements. About 25 lakh water bottles have been stocked while volunteers have been roped in to distribute them among the devotees on the Grand Road and the sea beach.

Other Arrangements

Water sprinkler system, machines for spraying and misting of water to be used to provide cooling effect.

72 ambulances have been kept in readiness to meet any emergency situation

33 ambulances deployed on Grand Road

Special Traffic Arrangement

All the inter-state tourist buses and local tourist buses coming from Bhubaneswar will stop and park at Malatipatpur bus terminal. All the regular passenger-carrying buses including the 'Mo Bus' will be allowed up to Talabania temporary bus terminal via Malatipatapur railway over bridge, Toshali Sands, Grid Station Chhak, and Bhudan Chhaka.

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