Coast Guard has beefed up maritime
security along the Odisha coast in view of congregation of lakhs of devotees in
Puri Lord Jagannath car festival.
A security blanket has been thrown over
temple town of Puri as the annual car festival of the divine trinity- Lord
Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra- would kick-start from the 12
century temple on Sunday.
The coast guard has invigorated the
maritime security further in view of massive congregation of devotees for the
The Coast Guard Shaunak with its integral
helicopter has arrived in Paradip port
for sea-route vigil in view of the festival. The ship along with fast patrol
vessels would keep a close on possible acts of infiltration by subversive
elements. The coast guard would act in cohesion with marine wing of Odisha
police for shallow water patrolling, said Commandant Paradip Coast Guard,
A senior official of Odisha police said nearly
apart from state police, the Rapid Action Force, bomb disposal squads would be
on the job to avert untoward occurrences.