BMC Issues SOP For Puja Pandals In Festive Season In Bhubaneswar


Bhubaneswar: In order to ensure hassle-free celebration of pujas coming up in festival season, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued a set of guidelines to be followed.

In a notification, the BMC stated that the guidelines, meant to prevent further spread of COVID-19, are to be followed by the people as wells as the puja committees.

Following are the highlights of the SOP:

  • The height of the idols should not be more than 4 feet.
  • The pandal should be covered on all sides.
  • Not more than 7 persons are allowed to be present on the pandal during the puja.
  • Blaring music system and public announcement should be prevented.
  • The committees should not arrange lottery ticket system, melody and dance programme, and other entertainment programmes near the pandals.
  • The committees should ensure that the place is not crowded at any time
  • The idols should be immersed in the water bodies earmarked for the committees.

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