Outdoor Sports Activity During Day Restricted in Odisha Due to Heatwave Conditions

Bhubaneswar: Because of the prevailing heatwave conditions in Odisha, the office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Saturday directed the Director of Sports and Youth Services to restrict outdoor sports activities in the state during day time.

In its letter for the purpose, the Additional SRC stated that it has come to the notice of the Odisha government that outdoor game activities like cricket, football, hockey are going on during hot summer in many areas of the state.

As per the IMD’s forecast, hot, humid discomfort weather conditions and heatwave is likely to prevail in the state.

“Keeping in view the weather conditions it is requested to take precautionary measures and restrict all outdoor game activities like cricket, football, hockey during hot summer. Strict enforcement shall be made on the restrictions of all outdoor sports activities stated above,” the letter stated.

The office of the SRC also advised citizens to take precautionary measures while going outside during the day time between 11 am to 3 pm.

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