Mysore/Mysore: With Dasara fast approaching, the police department is preparing to provide elaborate security to ensure that the festival runs smoothly and without any untoward incidents.
Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) – Law and Order – Alok Kumar on the instructions of Director General & Inspector General of Police (DG&IGP) Praveen Sood has already held a meeting with senior police officials in Mysuru and asked police officials to prepare for Dasara’s bandobust.
As instructed, the City Commissioner of Police, Dr. Chandragupta is in constant contact with the Chiefs of all Police Stations, City Armed Reserve (CAR), State Reserve Police from Karnataka (KSRP), Mounted Police, State Intelligence Branch and other wings of the police.
The City Top Cop, which plans to provide rock-solid security during the festivities by mobilizing forces from the district police unit, officials and personnel from all police stations under the southern chain, also gave instructions to the palace security officials.
As Dasara has been celebrated in a simple and traditional way for the past two years due to the COVID pandemic, the influx of tourists to Mysuru has been less and the Jumboo Savari has been held at the palace premises with limited numbers. of guests.
This year, the state government has decided to celebrate Dasara in a grand way and tourists from all over the country and abroad are expected to arrive in Mysuru. Therefore, the police are preparing to prevent the crowding of people, which can cause untoward incidents.
Steps are being taken to ensure that CCTV cameras and lights installed inside and outside Mysore Palace, Jumboo Savari Routes, Torchlight Parade Ground, Chamundi Hill, roads, circles and important intersections in the city work properly.
Preparations are also underway to install door frame metal detectors and CCTV cameras at various locations, including Dasara’s inauguration venue at the top of Chamundi Hill, Dasara Exhibition Grounds, the wrestling arena and the venues of Food Mela, Yuva Sambhrama, Yuva Dasara, Dasara Sports and Dasara Cultural Programs. .
Dog Squad will also be put into operation, and the police have been instructed to monitor the city’s entry and exit points. The City Top Cop also asked to install CCTV cameras in hotels, lodges, service apartments, paid accommodation (PG), tourist sites and in high traffic places such as bus stops, the stations, theatres, commercial establishments and markets and to ensure that the CCTVs are functioning.
Checkpoints will be established on all highways connecting Mysuru and round-the-clock surveillance will be maintained on all vehicles entering and exiting Mysuru. Thugs and anti-social elements will parade and instructions will be given to them to stay away from anti-social activities.
The police also collect information about the arrival of Dasara guests, VIPs, VVIPs, famous artists and other people for Dasara and foreign students staying in the city are monitored.
The police are also preparing to ensure the safety of the Governor, Chief Minister, Union Ministers, High Court and Supreme Court Justices upon their arrival in the city and also for their smooth movement on the roads from the city.
Police personnel from other districts will receive instructions on their duties and responsibilities. Senior police officials will soon hold a meeting in the city and inspect the security arrangements.