Previous year, visitors will not be allowed to enter pandals of Durga puja across the state of West Bengal this year as well, in order to stand by the Covid-19 protocols.
The Calcutta High Court’s 2020 order will be followed this year as well. And, for bigger puja pandals, maximum 25 puja committee members will be allowed at the premises of the pandal. Whereas for smaller puja pandals, only 12 members will be allowed inside the pandal.
The High Court has asked the West Bengal government for its plans on the guidelines related to Covid-19 during the Durga Puja after a PIL was filed.
The West Bengal government has informed the High Court that they will go ahead with the Covid-19 guidelines that were ordered last year during Durga Puja.
The puja visitors will be allowed to visit the pandal but will stop 10 metres away. The Covid-19 related guidelines will be followed until Kali Puja.
Durga Puja will start from October 10 and ends on October 15 with Vijaya Dashami in West Bengal.
Although, the Bengal government has decided to lift the night curfew for the week of Durga Puja that was enforced in 2020.