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Cops gear up for Rath yatra, 20K to be deployed

DNAHM122121 | 7/12/2018 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :456



The police department has made extensive security arrangements for the 141st rath yatra of Lord Jagannath on July 14. The 1.5km-long procession will cover a route of 15 km during the 11-hour journey back to the Jagannath temple in Jamalpur area.
The procession will have 18 elephants, 101 trucks, 30 akhadas, 3 rash mandals, 18 bhajan mandals along with the three chariots. The symbolic ritual of cleaning the way for the raths (pahind vidhi) will be done by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani at the 400-year-old Jagannath temple.
The police department has made security arrangements, after considering each and every aspect of the entire procession. More than 20,000 cops will be deployed to ensure a peaceful rath yatra. The d
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