Bhubaneswar, June 22 (LocalWire): The Supreme Court today ordered conducting the Puri Rath Yatra.
In its latest written court order it has passed several measures needed to be taken for the same.
Following are some of main points from the SC order-
– All entry points into the City of Puri, i.e., airports, railway stations, bus stands, etc., shall be closed during the period of Rath Yatra festival.
— The State Government shall impose a curfew in the City of Puri on all the days and during all the time when Rath Yatra chariots are taken in procession.
— Each Chariot, shall be pulled by not more than 500 persons.
— There shall be an interval of one hour between two chariots.
–Those engaged in pulling the chariot should maintain social distancing.
–Only those who tested negative for Coronavirus can take part in the Rath Yatra rituals.
–Temple administration, its members and the state government shall be responsible for due compliance with the court order.
— The rituals and the Rath Yatra shall be freely covered by the visual media. The State Government shall allow TV cameras to be installed at such places as may be found necessary by the TV crew.
–State government can take help from the Union government if needed.
— The State Government shall maintain a record containing details of all those who have been allowed to participate in the Rath Yatra or the rituals connected therewith along with details of their medical conditions after testing.