Security ramped up in Gurugram shopping malls, metro stations
Special teams of Gurugram Police, including its bomb disposal squad, carried out surveillance at city's malls and metro stations late Tuesday night after intelligence reports stated susceptibility of these areas facing terror attacks.
Various teams led by Deepak Saharan DCP (East) carried out inspection in commercial units and metro stations at MG road and Sector-29.
Besides carrying out inspections, the officials also had a meeting with employees and advised of the measures to be taken during situations of emergency.
The surveillance by the police comes two days after the attack on Amarnath pilgrims that led to the death of seven pilgrims.
After the terror attack, security have been beefed up at various metropolitan cities of the country.
According to officials, the commercial areas of Gurugram have always been found vulnerable to terror attacks.
"A massive drill was carried out by our officials and will continue for more days. We are also going to be having regular meeting with the mall managers and supervisors and brief them about precautionary measures," said Deepak Saharan DCP (East) Gurugram Police.
Security has also been stepped up taking a large numbers of Kaanwariyas into consideration that will now come to the city.
According to police, over 2,000 police personnel and home guards will be deployed on the city roads to manage the law and order situation.
"A large number of Kaanwars visit the city every year. It will be a big challenge for us to manage the traffic situation as most of these pilgrims pass through NH-8 where massive developmental works are going as of now. We have devised new routes and plans to deal with the issue," said ACP Manish Sehegal.