In Gujarat, the rath yatras typically involve public processions with chariots carrying deities Lord Jagannath (Lord Vishnu), Balbhadra, and Subhadra.
The date of rathyatras is typically fixed as per Gujarati calender.
The state government today said various steps are being taken to prevent any untoward incident during the processions.
Jadeja said adequate police force will be deployed in all the 33 districts of the state for the July 14 events.
The minister said in a release that all processions will be closely monitored from Gandhinagar, as some of them pass through sensitive areas.
Of the total 164 rathyatras, 18 large-scale processions to be taken out in 15 different districts have been categorised as 'sensitive', said the release.
The government will deploy an Inspector General or a Deputy IG-level officer along with an SP, 15 Deputy SPs, 36 police inspectors and 110 sub-inspectors in Bhavnagar alone, where 11 processions will be taken out.
A total of 17 companies of the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) will be put on stand by to deal with any emergency, it said.
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