Mrunal Manmay Dash

The Puri Police on Sunday issued a traffic advisory keeping in view the congregation of lakhs of devotees in the pilgrim town to witness world famous Rath Yatra on Tuesday.

As per the advisory, all the inter-state tourist buses and local tourist buses will stop and park at Malatipatpur bus stand. All the regular passenger-carrying buses will be allowed up to Talabania temporary bus stand via Malatipatapur railway over bridge, Toshali Sands, Grid Station Chhak and Bhudan Chhaka.

Puri town shuttle buses/ auto rickshaw will be allowed from Talabania to Zilla School Chhaka via Sunara Gouranga Chhaka, BNR Hotel Chhaka, youth hostel chhaka and Nilachala Urban Hata. Their return will be via Zilla school chhaka to helipad via Ghodabazar, Rama Mandir, Odisha Bakery, Sadar Block office for buses and via Mangala temple for auto rickshaw.

Another shuttle service will be available from Malatipatapur bus stand to Atharanala in a to-and-fro basis.

Two-wheelers will avail parking at Jagannath Ballav, Masanichandi, Matitota parking, Nilachala Ashok and Blue Flag beach. All vehicles will be diverted accordingly.

All Light Motor Vehicles (LMV) / Cars / SUVs will avail parking facilities at the parking places at indoor Stadium, helipad, Sanskrit University parking, ID College Parking, Nalifield and Yatrika. They will be diverted as per availability of space in parking places accordingly.

For smooth darshan of the Lords by devotees, some shuttle services have been implemented from Talabania to Zilla school chhaka and From Malatipatapur to Atharanala.

Regulation of vehicular traffic will be imposed from 00:00 hrs on June 19, 2023 to 00:00 hrs on June 21, 2023. The same traffic regulation will be applied from 00:00 hrs on June 28, 2023 to 00:00 hrs on June 29, 2023 as per traffic mobility plan.

For smooth darshan of the Lords by devotees, no vehicle zones will be ensured in the areas from Atharanala chhaka to Hospital Chhaka and from Hospital Chhaka to Subash Bose Crossing.

Puri Police has issued 24x7 helpline number 6370967100/06752-232551 for assistance.

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