Corona hits famous Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra

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Tuesday’s Rath Yatra was made possible after the Supreme Court removed its stay on the age-old yatra considered sacred by Hindus. Following the top court’s order, Puri district authorities, Shri Jagannath Temple priests and servitors, civic authorities, officials from the Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha made a late night dash to ensure the Supreme Court guidelines were followed. Over 50 platoons of police force (one platoon has 30 personnel) had been deployed and CCTVs installed at various locations as part of the security arrangement for the nine-day festival, officials said, adding, all entry points to Puri were sealed.

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