Puri: Ahead of the Snana Yatra in Puri on June 5, the district administration has decided to invoke the prohibitory order under Section 144 in the areas in close proximity of the temple to avoid large congregation of devotees.
The prohibitory order will remain in force from 10 pm on June 4 to 2 am on June 6, said the Puri Collector in a briefing.
The prohibitory order will be invoked in the following areas:
—Market Chhak to Kakudikhai Chhak
—Marichikote Chhak to Labanikhia Chhak via Marichikote Lane
— Labanikhia Chhak to Dolamandap Sahi Road via Jenarigachha Chhak
—Janhimundia Chhak to Balisahi Road via Bhogajaga and Khuntia Sahi Chhak
— Khuntia Sahi Chhak to Sudarshan House Guest House Chhak via Kadambagada Chhak on Balisahi Road
— Sudarshan House Guest House Chhak to Machha Hata Chhak on Harchandi Sahi Road via Barahi Chhak and Panchuati Jaga
— Machha Hata Chhak to Brusabha Chhak on Lokanath Road via Sitalapinda Chhak, Barabati Jaga and Baithaki Pinda
— Brusabha Chhak to Pande Jaga via Chhapana Chhak, Mangala Hata Mallika Chhak, Bali School, Mishra Sahi and Satabakhara Jaga
— Pande Jaga to Marichikote Chhak via UP School in Chudanga Sah, Chudanga Sahi Chhak, Banambar Chhak, Sani Mandir and Indian Bank Chhak
The district administration has requested the people not to congregate in the these prohibited areas during the rituals of the deities at the Snana Mandap.