Odisha: Over 500 CCTVs to guard Puri town during heritage corridor inauguration

Bhubaneswar: The administration will install over 500 CCTV cameras across Odisha’s Puri town ahead of the inauguration of Jagannath temple Heritage Corridor project on January 17.

The entire Grand Road and the surroundings of the 12th century shrine will be put under CCTV camera surveillance ahead of the mega event, said a senior police officer today.

“Many VVIPs including the Chief Minister of Odisha are scheduled to attend the inauguration of Srimandir Parikrama project. CCTV cameras will be installed on the Grand Road, Jagannath temple surroundings, traffic junctions, parking lots and other vantage points in Puri town as part of foolproof security arrangements for the event,” said an official of the district administration.

The officials have been asked to install the CCTVs by January 10.

“The administration has initiated the process to install CCTV cameras on all streets connecting the Grand Road. The officials are working hard for smooth orgnisation of the mega event,” said a local.

Notably, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has invited the titular king of Nepal, Gobardhan Peeth Shankaracharya, pontiffs of mutts in the Holy Town and authorities of several shrines across Odisha to attend the event.


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