Security to take centrestage during Ramleela jamboree
In a bid to avert any terror threat and criminal activity, the Delhi Police have beefed up the security arrangements and is going to install around 121 CCTV cameras and deploy around 460 policemen for the upcoming Ramleela during Dussehra celebrations at the Red Fort. Big dignitaries such as the Prime Minister will be visiting the Ramleela thus making it important to establish security in the area.
According to sources, there will three Ramleelas inside the Red Fort and one Ramleela near the Old Delhi Railway station. Around 34 Door Frame Metal Detectors (DFMD) will be installed in the Red Fort area and around 5 QRTs (Quick Response Team) will be deployed to keep an eye on the crowd. Around 16 PCR vans will be deployed along with around 12 mounted police (policemen on <g data-gr-id="33">horse</g>) to monitor the entire area.
The cameras will be installed at public entry gates of the Ramleela at Minto Road, Hamdard Chowk, Asaf Ali Road, Turkman Gate, Hanuman Vatika and will also cover Shastri Park, Police Bhawan, Guru Nanak Chowk. MTNL Building, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, VIP Gate and <g data-gr-id="38">rear</g> gate of Ramleela ground.
“Organisers of those Ramleelas who proposed to invite VVIPs should liaise with the local police and security unit in advance so that last minutes alterations in state/sitting area can be avoided,” said a senior police official. Around 460 police personnel will be deployed at the Red Fort out of which 410 will be male staff and 50 will be female <g data-gr-id="35">police</g> staff. To make sure that sufficient force is present to cover the Red Fort area during the Ramleela, around 600 male police officials and around 200 female police officials have been deputed from the Police Headquarters, sources said.
In the four Ramleelas which will be taking place in the Red Fort area, the organisers have been asked to install CCTV cameras. Out of the 121 CCTV cameras which will be installed in the area, 113 cameras will be specifically installed within the Red Fort premises to monitor the movement of the crowd which will throng the place during the event. Around 4 teams of the Anti-Terror Squad will be deployed to keep a hawk’s eye on the movement of the people.