GUWAHATI: Durga Puja celebrations ended on a peaceable and joyful notice on Friday within the metropolis together with the remainder of the state amid the shadow of coronavius for a second 12 months in a row.
The pageant was celebrated in a befitting although muted method after 18 months of strict restrictions in view of Covid-19 state of affairs within the state.
Over 300 Puja committees within the metropolis immersed the idols of goddess Durga at seven designated immersion ghats within the metropolis — Kachamari, Pandu, Saukuchi, Chunsali, Sonapur, Chandrapur and Azara — within the metropolis of which Kachamari and Pandu are the largest.
The Kamrup (Metro) district administration allowed simply 5 individuals to immerse the idols on the ghats as a precautionary measure to keep away from pointless gathering in view of Covid-19 protocols and unlucky incidents on the ghats. Immersion of idols will proceed in a couple of elements of the state on Saturday additionally.
Harmeet Singh, commissioner of police, Guwahati, whereas inspecting the immersion at Kachamari Ghat, mentioned, “Immersion goes properly. Police, administration, NDRF and SDRF are making all efforts to take care of regulation and order, together with making certain easy visitors motion.”
He additionally mentioned the district administration has taken all measures to fight plastic air pollution in keeping with the rules of the Air pollution Management Board.
Metropolis visitors police diverted the roads for the automobiles for 2 days — Friday and Saturday — for easy visitors motion and immersion of the idols on the ghats.
In the meantime, the state excise division declared a dry day in Guwahati on Friday. All of the bars and liquor outlets remained closed throughout town on Friday.
Although the pageant was celebrated, the lights and glitz had been lacking this time as a result of Covid restrictions and the extreme financial situations after being hit by two brutal waves of the pandemic.

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