Puri: From November 1 onwards residents of Puri town will be allowed to enter Jagannath Temple from the West Gate or Vyaghradwara (Tiger Gate). The local residents will need to furnish COVID-19 vaccination (double dose) certificate and their Aadhar Card for entering the temple through the West Gate Collector Samarth Verma said.
After the Jagannath temple reopened with relaxation in COVID-19 retrictions, the devotees were allowed to enter only through the Singhadwar (East Gate). The devotees, local residents and servitors have expressed happiness over the decision of the administration.
A meeting of senior officials and servitors was held on Wednesday where the decision was taken. Chief Administrator SJTA Krishan Kumar, Collector, SP Kanwar Vishal Singh, Niti Administrator and Members of the Managing Committee were present at the meeting.