Puri: In view of upcoming Bahuda Yatra (return Car Festival) of Lord Jagannath in Puri, the district administration on Saturday announced to enforce curfew across the district from 10 PM of June 30 to 10 PM of July 2.
“As per the direction of the Supreme Court, we have declared shutdown to be enforced from 10 PM of June 30 till 10 PM of July 2 across the district,” said Puri Collector Balwant Singh.
He said no vehicular movement other than essential and medical needs will be allowed during the period. All roads connecting Puri from other districts will be sealed.
“We have also asked all hotels and lodges in the district not to accommodate tourists and visitors during the four days and continue their bookings only after that period,” the Collector said.
All commercial setups at Bada Danda will also remain shut. We will undertake a detailed survey of the house, temples, mosques, mutts and other religious institutions near the Grand Road tomorrow. After the inspection, only those people who are natives of the area will be allowed to stay. Apart from them, if we find any relative or visitors of the locals or non-residents of the area who have come to stay in the city in view of the festival, action will be taken against them
- Puri Collector Balwant Singh
Singh also thanked the residents of Puri for their cooperation during Gundicha Yatra. “On behalf of the district administration, I thank the residents of Puri for the cooperation they extended by staying at home and watching the celebration on televisions,” he said.
Edited By Suryakant Jena