Cuttack: The Cuttack district administration has clamped prohibitory orders under section 144 of CrPC at the famous Dhabaleswar shrine.
It will remain in force for an indefinite period, said Athagarh sub-collector.
The decision was taken in view of a huge congregation of devotees on Bada Osha and Kartik Brata as the communication on the suspension bridge has been restricted for inspection.
Similarly, ferrying devotees to the famous Shiva seat by boat is not feasible.
Earlier in the day, the district administration had restricted the capacity of the bridge to 200 pedestrians.
Later, it was decided to keep the bridge shut for visitors for a day for safety-related inspection.
The suspension bridge over the Mahanadi River was constructed in 2006 and has the capacity to carry 600 persons at a time.
The move to examine the bridge was necessitated following the horrific hanging bridge collapse in Morbi of Gujarat that killed at least 130 people on Sunday.