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High-tech surveillance during Ramnavami procession in Jamshedpur, 185 akharas to participate

Mail News Service

Jamshedpur, April 3: In view of Ramnavmi procession, East Singhbhum district administration is all set to place a strict security arrangement with a special focus on eve teasing and hooligans.

The administration as part of its security measures has decided to ensure electronic surveillance during Ramnavami procession to keep an eye on rowdy elements, who often create nuisance, during the religious procession especially as it passes through communally sensitive areas.

The steel city will witness around 185-odd licensed Ram Navami akharas informed Jamshedpur Durga Puja KendriyaSamiti( JDPKS), the apex body which monitors both the festivals.

The grand Ram Navami immersion procession which is taken out by the respective akhara committees will take place on April 15.

” We have also started inspecting the river ghats for ChaitiChhath which will be celebrated for two days on April 11 and 12,” said Ram Babu Singh, general secretary of JDPKS. According to Singh, this year the festivals are taking place in the election season. ” The deputy commissioner and Senior SP will hold a meeting with various akhara committee and peace committee members either on April 7 and 8. At the meeting instructions and necessary guidelines will be issued to the akharas,” he said.

Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee ( JNAC) and Tata Steel subsidiary, Jusco will carry out necessary cleanliness of the river ghats. In all there are 14 ghatsidentified  for the purpose of Ram Navami immersion procession �We want to ensure fool proof security arrangements. We have decided to install 12 CCTV cameras on important roads. This would be in addition to the CCTV cameras already installed on roads of Sakchi and Bistupur by the district police to keep an eye on trouble mongers. Recordings would be observed by city police at the police control room,� said the official.

The administration is serious in ensuring first aid and ambulance services during the festivity and the procession. Directives were issued to all the Akharas committees to strictly abide by the rules laid out in their licences especially pertaining to use of loudspeakers (public amplifiers).

  The administration has also directed the respective local urban bodies, Jusco and drinking water and sanitation department for arranging water tankers during procession.

A police official said that all police stations have been asked to interact with local akharas committee on a regular basis for a peaceful festival.

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