Port Blair, Jan. 13: In view of ‘Pongal/Makar Sankranti’ falling on 14th and 15th January 2022, the temples are permitted to be opened from 6 am to 11 am for devotees to perform special pujas in South Andaman.

It should however, be ensured that the National Directives for COVID-19 management are complied with by all. All the places of worship should ensure the compliance of SOPs for social gatherings as issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare vide EMR dated 21st December, 2021, an order to this effect issued by DM (SA) said.