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Restriction On Funeral Rites Of Deceased From Outside Puri Dist At Swargadwar Extended

Bhubaneswar: The district administration of Puri today extended the restriction on the observance of last funeral rites of deceased belonging to other districts/States at Swargadwar Puri as well as immersion of ashes at Mahodadhi (sea) up to October 31 because of Covid-19 pandemic.

The order issued by the Office of the District Magistrate & Collector, Puri in this regard, however, says that persons within Puri district coming to perform the last funeral rites of the deceased belonging to their family at Swargadwar Puri and immersion of ashes are allowed to perform the rituals with strict observance of Covid-19 Regulations, 2020.

The order further says that all Tahsildars-cum-Incident Commanders along with IICs of the respective police stations shall have to restrict the movement of the vehicle carrying corpse from other districts/States to Swargadwar Puri in their respective jurisdiction.

The Executive Officer, Puri Municipality has been instructed to keep close surveillance in the matter along with the strict implementation of the order.

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