100 new buses announced for Rath Yatra

Cuttack: For devotees to commute hassle free to Puri during the Rath Yatra this year, the State Transport department today decided to ply additional 100 buses daily to the pilgrim city for the event.

Transport Secretary Madhu Sudan Padhi today reviewed arrangements for visitors going to Puri by bus ahead of the world-famous Rath Yatra on June 25. “Food will be provided at Rs 10 at special kiosks to bus passengers and staff at the bus terminal in Talabania,” he said.

Besides, the Transport department has decided to set up four helpline numbers – (0675) 2223478, 9437010188, 9437940399 and 9437585856 – to help devotees going to the pilgrim city during the chariot festival.

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