Assam: Kamakhya temple to reopen from Sept 24

Assam: Kamakhya temple to reopen from Sept 24
Kamakhya Temple. (File Photo)

GUWAHATI, SEPT 21, 2020:

The historic Kamakhya temple will reopen for devotees from Thursday after about six months, amid strict COVID protocols.

A notification which was issued by the Kamrup Metro District administration on Monday stated that not more than 500 devotees would be allowed per day to enter the temple complex.

"Persons over 65 years and below 10 years will not be allowed to visit the temple and the temple management committee will ensure this strictly at the time of issuing online passes," the notification said.

The temple authorities will arrange the system for the receipt of online applications and the issue of online passes to the devotees. The online passes will be issued on time slot basis in a bid to prevent overcrowding on the temple premises at any time.

"For the purpose, the temple authority will issue a maximum of 100 online passes per hour for the devotees and devotees will be allowed to stay for not more than 15 minutes on the temple premises. The temple management committee, upon receipt of online applications, will insist on a medical certificate showing COVID-19 negative result that was issued during the last three days," it said.

A medical team will be kept ready for the devotees at the entry point at Kamakhya Nursery. Besides, the temple management authorities will keep adequate sanitisers for devotees to sanitise their hands before entering the main temple.

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