June 17, 2022
Security arrangements in and around the Srimandir, Gundicha temple, Badadanda, and inner and outer Rath cordons besides traffic regulations for the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Devi Subhadra on July 1 were finalized at a meeting held.
According to the reports, Addl DGP (Law and Order) Radhakrishna Sharma stated that Srimandir has been divided into 13 sectors and an adequate number of police personnel with senior officers in charge of each sector will be deployed for Pahandi of the deities to their respective chariots under the supervision of IGP Narasingh Bhol.
Similar security arrangements have been made in and around the Gundicha temple. IGP Headquarters S Debdutt Singh along with DIG STF JN Pankaj will remain in-charge of Rath cordon and pulling of chariots.
He further added that the pilgrims and vehicular traffic along the city roads connected to Badadanda and main roads to Puri will be regulated through an integrated police control room.
Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra looked into the field-level progress of the works under the ...