CM to Review Preparations for Rath Yatra on July 8

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will review preparations for the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath at Puri.

The Chief Minister will chair a high level meeting through virtual mode. Several senior officials are expected to attend the meeting.

Like previous year, the Rath Yatra will be held without devotees this year too in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In order to prevent congregation and movement of public, the Puri administration has decided to impose Section 144 in the entire district during Rath Yatra. Hotels and lodges on both sides of badadanda will be sealed, informed Puri Collector Samarth Verma.

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