Tight security for Jagannath yatra in Gujarat

June 23rd, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI  

Ahmedabad, June 23 (ANI): Gujarat police has said that they were taking all precautions ahead of the Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra, which commence on Wednesday.

Security forces staged a flag march in the city on Monday.

Police have planned foolproof security on the entire 14-kilometer route of the procession and particularly in the sensitive areas of the city.

“We are taking the inputs on Gujarat very seriously. We have done detailed investigations regarding those inputs and we are taking all the precautions required,” said S S Khandwawala, director general of police.

Various CCTVs have been installed at strategic places to monitor the crowd. During the procession, the idols of Lord Jagannatha, Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra, the deities of the Sri Mandira, are taken out.

Thousands of devotees pull the chariots with the idols from the Jagannath Temple to the Gundicha Temple. For seven days, the deities stay at the Gundicha Temple and then return. (ANI)

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