Coastguard boats would keep watch on the Puri beach during the Nabakalebar 2015 festival and close circuit TV cameras would be installed at strategic locations in Puri town during the Rath yatra festival.
The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Saturday announced the names for the posts of Biswabasu and Vidyapati for the Banajaga Yatra team for the 2015 Nabakalebar of the Lords, which would set off from Puri on March 29, 2015.
The Odisha government will install giant LED screens at more than 20 locations in Puri for live telecast of this year’s Nabakalebara festival. The move is aimed at dispersing crowds from the vicinity of Jagannath Temple and Grand Road.
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.