The Bhubaneswar-Puri Transport Services Limited (BPTSL) has sent a proposal to the state government for plying 234 more buses in Bhubaneswar and to Puri and Cuttack.
The Tourism Ministry in coordination with the Petroleum Ministry will observe the ‘Nabakalebar Rath Yatra’ in Odisha as an international tourism event this year and take several measures for its global branding and promotion.
Ahead of Nabakalebara in July, the Jagannath Temple Administration in Puri has decided not to repeat last year’s “embarrassing mistake”, which forced the Shankaracharya to boycott age-old ritual on chariots during Rath Yatra on June 29, 2014.
The state government has decided to offer free transport service to pilgrims from the newly constructed bus terminus at Malatipatpur to Puri during the Nabakalebara festival scheduled in July. The government has made a budgetary provision of Rs 40 lakh for the free transport service.
Odisha Government has announced the formation of committee for Nabakalebar. Puri MLA Maheswar Mohanty to head the panel . RDC will be vice-chairman, Puri collector member secretary of Nabakalebar supervising committee .