The statement informed that an officer of Jajpur police had visited Puri and tried to enter the temple during the lockdown.
The first bus on Route no. 33 will leave tomorrow from Bhubaneswar Railway Station at 7.15 am and arrive in Pipili at 8.30 am.
Hundreds of servitors and security personnel ensured the pulling of the chariots as per the tradition and sequence.
The Lord steps out of his home every year, at the call of his devotees, but this year, no devotees are to be seen.
Only buses carrying Government personnel/ police and vehicles on emergency services shall be allowed during the period
The apex court directed the Central and State governments to work in tandem to ensure a smooth sailing of the Yatra.
The cancellation of the Ratha Yatra in its entirety would also hurt the sentiments of people across the globe who tune in to watch the event on electronic media, the letter said.
The state government today late night issued notification clarifying that Puri temple and other religious sites will not open till June 30.
He asked people to comply with the order which bars non essential services.
This comes after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) curbs on withdrawal of funds is relaxed from Wednesday evening.