Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has imposed additional restrictions for Dola Jatra celebrations in the city, apart from the statewide restrictions imposed by the Odisha Government.
Below are the additional restrictions:
* During the celebration of Dola Jatra for carrying the idol, maximum six persons will be allowed. However, there shall be no procession and playing of sound instruments which are likely to attract the attention of the public and will cause a congregation. The persons carrying idol need to wear face mask appropriately as far as practicable.
* The organizers shall ensure that maximum 50 to 60 person are present at any point of time at the Dola Melan Padia with strict adherence to COVID appropriate behaviour like maintenance of social distancing of six feet among two people and wearing of face mask. There shall be no Jatra/Orchestra/Meena Bazar or any kind of celebrations at the Dola Melan Padia.
* The organizers shall have to obtain written permissions from BMC to conduct the functions with above stipulations.
* The religious rituals may be performed inside the temple with adherence to COVID appropriate behaviour. However no devotees are allowed inside the temple.