Visitors not allowed in Durga Puja pandals in West Bengal

Sun Online Desk

19th October, 2020 06:45:31 printer

Visitors not allowed in Durga Puja pandals in West Bengal

Only organisers will be allowed inside the pandals, the court in India said, limiting the number to 25 for big pandals and 15 for the smaller ones in view of the coronavirus or Covid-19 outbreak, accrding to a report of the NDTV.

The directives of the court came just three days ahead of West Bengal's biggest festival.

The court said all pandals will have to erect barricades at their entrance - the distance is five meters for small pandals and double that for the big ones.

Underscoring the need for compliance in view of public health, the Calcutta High Court said there are not enough policemen in Kolkata to man crowds at the city's 3000-plus pandals.


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