I-Day: Security beefed up from land to sky in the Capital
Massive security arrangements have been made ahead of Independence Day celebration in the Capital. Heavy deployment of security forces including commandoes and other forces will be keep vigil on every movement in the capital especially in the walled city where Prime Minister will address the nation from Red Fort. Railway Stations, Metro stations and Airport and other important place will also be on high security.
According to Police sources, Around 80 companies of security forces (around 6,000 personnel) will be deployed on August 13, during the full dress rehearsal, and from August 14 midnight at the Red Fort and surrounding areas. These will include snipers, army and National Security Guard (NSG) commandos.
However security has been beefed up especially in the Walled city where Prime Minister will address the nation from Red Fort, it is not only limited to particular areas. In fact security has been beefed up in the entire capital.
All hotels, motels, guesthouses and restaurants in Paharganj, Jama Masjid and areas near the Red Fort are under the scanner of the police. Even rickshaw-pullers and vendors in the area are being asked to keep a lookout for any suspicious objects or people.
Security has been beefed up in all the Metro Stations, Railway Stations, Bus stops, Malls and other areas like market etc.
According to sources all the roads leading to Red Fort will be on high alert and it will be monitored by hundreds of CCTV cameras. Quick Reaction Teams will be deployed on the D-day and there will be surveillance by helicopters. The area will also be a no-fly zone during the function.
Keeping in view the 15 August program, police patrolling and vigil have been increased for security point of view. The police are also conducting intensive drives for verification of tenants, servants, guest houses, of second hand scooter and car dealers, cyber cafe users and cycle sellers across the city to thwart any possible terror attempt.
(With inputs from IANS)
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