The new orders have been issued by BMC (Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation) taking into consideration the second wave of infection during the winter season. In an order issued by the civic authority, all marriage processions have been prohibited. Moreover, the order also reduced people attending the function to 100 which was earlier 200. While the BMC will form squads to check any violation, the order is set to take effect from November 25.
The owner of Mandap/ Convention/ Marriage halls shall provide details of the function along with the permitted number of participants to BMC prior seven days of the function. In close space, only 50 per cent of the total accommodation capacity will be allowed.
The order also mentioned that the host of the function will have to provide the thermal screening of the guests at the entrance of the venue and ensure that senior citizens, pregnant women children below 10 years age and persons having fever or any other symptoms do not take part in the event. Similarly, only 50 people will be allowed to join the funerals.