Special network for U-17 World Cup Football
New Delhi: The upcoming FIFA Under 17 World Cup which will begin on Friday in India will witness a heightened security with a dedicated network for the big event. Police sources claimed that several communication centres will keep a tab on the tournament.
The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in south Delhi will hold more than three matches in which team India (Group A) will be facing USA on Friday followed by Columbia and Ghana.
Police sources told Millennium Post that for the event, a wireless network in which only calls related to the event will be there.
"No other calls will come in that particular frequency. It will only for the game related call and the wireless set with the special network be with the senior officials who are involved in world cup arrangement system," said a police source.
Sources further claimed that several control rooms will be there at different places.
"We have identified the places and the control room has been set up," said a police source.
For the event, there will be the main control room which will be monitored by the senior police official. The vehicle which will be used for travelling by the players will be heavily guarded and minute to minute details will be taken in to account. Police sources claimed that not only south Delhi police but other 12 districts police are also now in an alert mode for the event.
"Regular meetings of police personnel been taken by the senior police officers where they are briefed about their duties and also that no negligence should be there during the duty," said a police source.
A senior police official stated that several teams have been formed who will be focusing on street crimes like snatching, theft, and robbery.
"We have form teams to tackle the different type of crime and they have deployed in several places," said the police official.
Security along the route to be taken by the players and important personalities will be monitored with the help of several hundreds of CCTV cameras. Special spotters of Delhi Police and paramilitary will keep an eye on parking areas. Sniffer dogs will also be part of the extensive security arrangement.
With PCR vans, the Parakram vans, mandated for anti-terror and other operations warranting armed response which was launched by the city police in May was guarding their respective areas which include important markets, crowded places in the Capital.
The primary aim of deploying these 'Parakram' Vans adding more to security and to instill a feeling of security and safety amongst citizens with their visibility. and deterrence.