News | July 12, 2021 7:27 IST
Massive security arrangements are in place for a smooth conduct of Lord Jagannath's annual Rath Yatra on July 12 in Odisha's Puri amid strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols. Like last year, the revered festival will be held without the participation of devotees in view of the Covid situation. The government has completely banned presence of people at the Grand Road in front of the 12th century shrine in Puri during the chariots procession. Chalking out a detailed security plan, the state police has deployed 65 platoons of force along with senior officers.