30 December 2019
Puri: With just a day left for 2019 to end, the Puri Police and administration has geared up in preparation for a huge footfall of devotees who throng to the holy town for New Year revelry.
Turning the town into a fortress, the police is deploying 60 platoons of police force in addition to 800 constables and homeguards, two 2 Commandants, 10 ASP and Deputy Commandment, 25 DCPs, 200 ASI, said Puri Superintendent of Police Umashankar Dash.
He said that crowd and traffic management will be their main motive. Speaking in detail, he said, “The pathway to Srimandir will be divided into three partitions. The leftmost section will be for senior citizens, differently-abled and emergency services such as ambulance, fire brigade and police vehicles. The central section is for devotees on the way to the temple whereas the rightmost section is for the devotees returning after temple visit.”
“We are expecting heavy crowd at Konark, Astaranga, and other places. Traffic control will be essential at these places and we hope that picnickers do not face any problem,” he added.
Just like every year, Puri Police have released traffic regulatory. For two-wheelers coming from Bhubaneswar, they will not be allowed beyond Market Chaka and parking will be at Mochisahi. For two-wheelers going to beach shall be allowed to park at the backside of Nilachal Ashoka, Digabareni and Yatrika.
Passenger buses from Bhubaneswar can come up till municipality bus stand. Meanwhile, the inter-state/ tourist buses will end their journey at Malatipatapur bus terminal. The visitors can then take mini-buses or auto-rickshaws up to Puri town.