The Kolkata Police have requested the Durga Puja organisers to observe all COVID- 19 regulations. “We are working on all the guidelines given by the government. We offered all cooperation to the CP today,” stated Somen Dutta, an office-bearer of the Forum for Durgotsab and the overall secretary of Kashi Bose Lane Puja Committee, which organises some of the common pujas within the metropolis.
The state authorities had earlier issued a notification asking Durga Puja committees to observe COVID-19 security protocols and arrange open pandals the place guests can’t enter with out masks. The notification got here up days after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee listed the security guidelines for the puja committees.
Around 2,509 neighborhood Durga Pujas are organised underneath the jurisdiction of Kolkata Police, Banerjee had stated.
Here are the COVID-19 regulations for Durga Puja
- All revellers ought to mandatorily put on masks whereas getting into the marquees in the course of the five-day competition which can start on October 23
- Puja committees ought to be sure that revellers adhere to the bodily distancing norms inside pandals and are given masks by puja committees if they don’t have them
- Organisers ought to mark areas for revellers nearthe pandals consistent with the bodily distancing norms and make separate entry and exit factors in them
- Pandal ought to be stored free on all three sides and everybody ought to put on masks
- Authorities ought to hold a inventory of masks to distribute among the many pandal hoppers if they aren’t discovered sporting them
- People can go to puja pandals a complete week extra this time to keep away from overcrowding anyplace. They can begin visiting the pandals 4 days earlier than the puja begins until October 29, three days after the Vijaya Dashami day
- The immersion processions, which historically see massive gatherings yearly, shouldn’t take circuitous routes to the Ganga or the closest water physique from the pandal and as a substitute have the minimal variety of individuals accompanying them for the aim
- Cultural programmes which draw enormous crowds can’t be held in or close to the puja pandals
Ahead of the competition season, a survey on Friday had revealed that about 36 per cent of the Indians may be on the brink of socialise, sparking a concern of large-scale Covid-19 unfold. The most fun time of the 12 months for the Indians is simply across the nook. October-November, popularly often called the festive months mark the beginning of festivals like Navratri, Durga Puja, Dussehra and eventually Diwali.