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Rains likely to dampen Durga Puja festivities in Tripura

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AGARTALA, Oct 22 - Rains are likely to play spoilsport in the four-day Durga Puja festivities in Tripura beginning from tomorrow. A daylong downpour today dampened the spirit of the people waiting eagerly for the annual festival billed as the biggest in the State. Almost all subdivisions of the State witnessed heavy to moderate rainfall today. The Meteorology Department has already predicted rain and thundershowers in the next few days. Due to the downpour, the capital city wore a deserted look.

However, incessant and untimely rainfall on Thursday disrupted last-minute shopping among the revellers. Durga Puja is likely to be celebrated in nearly 2,000 places or pandals across the State this time around. This is about 400 less than the number of community puja held last year. Despite stringent COVID-19 measures, the puja committees are trying their best to organise the puja with traditional fervour and gaiety.

Tripura Chief Secretary Manoj Kumar, in an official notification, stated that it appears prudent not to impose any night curfew during the puja days as it will increase crowding during the non-curfew period. Any district magistrate can locally take decisions on imposition of night curfew. However, movement of vehicles in Agartala during the evening and night hours on the puja days will be restricted as in previous years.

Meanwhile, massive security arrangements are being made to ensure peaceful celebration of the Durga Puja Festival here and other parts of the State.

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Rains likely to dampen Durga Puja festivities in Tripura

AGARTALA, Oct 22 - Rains are likely to play spoilsport in the four-day Durga Puja festivities in Tripura beginning from tomorrow. A daylong downpour today dampened the spirit of the people waiting eagerly for the annual festival billed as the biggest in the State. Almost all subdivisions of the State witnessed heavy to moderate rainfall today. The Meteorology Department has already predicted rain and thundershowers in the next few days. Due to the downpour, the capital city wore a deserted look.

However, incessant and untimely rainfall on Thursday disrupted last-minute shopping among the revellers. Durga Puja is likely to be celebrated in nearly 2,000 places or pandals across the State this time around. This is about 400 less than the number of community puja held last year. Despite stringent COVID-19 measures, the puja committees are trying their best to organise the puja with traditional fervour and gaiety.

Tripura Chief Secretary Manoj Kumar, in an official notification, stated that it appears prudent not to impose any night curfew during the puja days as it will increase crowding during the non-curfew period. Any district magistrate can locally take decisions on imposition of night curfew. However, movement of vehicles in Agartala during the evening and night hours on the puja days will be restricted as in previous years.

Meanwhile, massive security arrangements are being made to ensure peaceful celebration of the Durga Puja Festival here and other parts of the State.

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