Tourism

Puri’s blue flag beach closed for visitors

Puri's blue flag beach closed for visitors

The  authority  have temporarily  closed down the Blue Flag beach for visitors  after  the  death of a youth while bathing in the sea safe zone on the October 27.

A portion of Puri beach was developed to meet the criteria to get the Blue Flag status at a cost of Rs.15 crore.

It got an international Blue Flag beach tag by the Federation of Environmental Education on October 11, 2019.

However,the death of  the  youth forced the   district administration to close down the blue flag  beach for the  visitors as a precautionary measure.

Manas Majhi, the security manager of the  beach  claimed that there is a lack of adequate  number of life guards in the Blue Flag beach.

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