Rath Yatra: 200 special buses to Puri during mega festival

Puri: Odisha government has decided to deploy additional 200 buses to ensure that devotees do not face any hardship in travelling to Puri during Rath Yatra, informed Central Range Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), Anil Samal after a high-level meeting held on Monday.

As per official sources, stringent action will be taken against the private buses if they charge more than the actual fare.

“Facilities like first-aid and drinking water will be provided at every bus stoppage,” said Samal.

“At the meeting, it has been decided to run additional buses for Rath Yatra, Bahuda and Suna Besa of the deities in Puri. The buses will get the permit to operate round-the-clock during the festival,” said Debendra Sahoo, secretary of Odisha private bus owners’ association.

Moreover, all buses will operate in coordination with other agencies as instructed by the RDC. Similarly, special arrangement of e-rickshaws will be made at Talabania for divyang passengers, Sahoo added.