180 Platoons Of Police To Be Deployed During Rath Yatra In Puri
Puri: As many as 180 platoons of police will be deployed to look after various aspects of security during Rath Yatra in Odisha’s Puri town.
Speaking to media persons after a coordination meeting of various wings of the police department at Puri SP office on Thursday, ADG Amitav Thakur said major issues including vehicular traffic movement, crowd control and safety of the devotees were discussed in details.
The department will release a video detailing the routes and places for parking of the vehicles coming to Puri from Bhubaneswar, Konark and Brahmagiri on the day of Rath Yatra, he said.
Thakur further said at least 45 platoons of police will be deployed exclusively for crowd control and traffic management during the 9-day festival. Besides, CCTV cameras will be installed inside Jagannath temple and around its boundary wall and different streets of the town. A control room will also be set up for coordination among the police personnel, he added.
AIG (Central) Asish Singh, Additional CP Uma Sankar Das and Puri SP Kanwar Vishal Singh were present at the meeting. The Rath Yatra s scheduled to be held on June 20.