Vikash Sharma

The office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Saturday asked the Director of Sports and Youth Services to restrict outdoor sports activities in view of the heatwave conditions in Odisha.

In a letter, the Additional SRC wrote that it has come to notice of the Odisha government that outdoor game activities like cricket, football, hockey are going on during hot summer in many areas of the state.

As per the IMD’s forecast, hot, humid discomfort weather condition and heatwave is likely to prevail in the state.

“Keeping in view the weather conditions it is requested to take precautionary measures and restrict all outdoor game activities like cricket, football, hockey during hot summer. Strict enforcement shall be made on the restrictions of all outdoor sports activities stated above,” the letter read.

The office of the SRC has also advised people to take precautionary measures while going outside during the day time between 11 am to 3 pm. As per the MeT department, the maximum temperature is likely to be 39 degree C to 41 degree C in the interior parts and between 36 degree C and 38 degree C in coastal districts of the state.