Bhubaneswar: In order to ensure incident-free Ravana Podi at four places in the State Capital, the Commissionerate Police deployed five platoons of the police force on Wednesday.
Bhubaneswar DCP Prateek Singh informed that the burning of effigies of Ravana will be held in Baramunda, Jharapada, Koradakanta and Pahala areas of Bhubaneswar.
“No person will be allowed within the 100-meter zone of Ravana Podi. The crackers to be used in Ravan Podi should be purchased from licensed cracker vendors. Barricades have been erected for safety,” Singh said.
The Odisha Fire Service after doing a fire safety audit has given the go-ahead to Baramunda, Jharpada, Koradakanta and Pahala puja mandaps in Bhubaneswar for Ravan Podi so far.
Also, the Twin City Commissionerate Police has imposed some traffic regulations in the city today to avoid traffic congestion.