Jamshedpur, April 7: With an aim to ensure peaceful Ramnavmi celebrations, the East Singhbhum administration is gearing up to make elaborate arrangements. The administration has decided to deploy adequate policemen and paramilitary personnel to prevent any untoward incident.
Several sensitive areas have been identified and Rapid Action Force jawans will be posted accordingly. The festival which is observed by a large populace in the city with processions being taken out by 157 licensee akharas across the city and with soaring temperature water was the main issue raised during the administration- central peace committee meeting for a hassle free festivity. The procession will be taken out on April 11.
Sub divisional officer (Dhalbhum) Subodh Kumar said the administration has asked private companies to provide water tankers in different city areas depending on locations nearest to their works during the festivity and afterwards too in view of the imminent water crisis.
The administration as part of its security measures has decided to focus on electronic surveillance during Ramnavami procession to keep an eye on rowdy elements who often create trouble, mostly under the influence of liquor during the religious procession especially as it passes through communally sensitive areas.
“Recordings would be observed by city police at the police control room and in case of any mischief would send a message to the central tower at Sakchi roundabout and respective police stations,” said an official.
The district administration is also giving top priority to the safety of Ramnavami devotees during the procession.
“We would be deputing 11 ambulances at strategic locations leading to different ghats across the city and its outskirts. The ambulance would be equipped with doctors and paramedics and would rush the injured to the nearest hospitals after administering first aid and basic treatment,” added the official.
Roads passing through communally sensitive and residential areas inhabited by minorities would be barricaded for security reasons.
The administration has also directed the respective local urban bodies, Jusco and drinking water and sanitation department for arranging water tankers during the procession.
“Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee and Tata Steel UISL will make arrangements for water tankers in the city while Mango Notified Area Committee and Jugsalai municipality would make arrangements for water tankers in Mango and Jugsalai area respectively. Drinking water and sanitation department would make arrangements for water tankers in rural areas,” he said.
A monitoring cell would be constituted comprising personnel of civil defence and executive magistrates for conduct of surprise inspection of various akharas committees to see if they are complying with safety requirements.