Puri: Only servitors will pull the chariots during the annual Rath Yatra in Puri, informed Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) chief Krishan Kumar on Saturday.
However like last year, police forces will be deployed for the Dakhina Moda, the southward turn of the chariots.
SJTA chief administrator also informed that the Covid test of all participants will be done before Rath Yatra.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will review preparations for the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath in Puri on July 8.
Rath Yatra will be held without devotees amid Covid-19 guidelines on July 12.