Jamshedpur, April 9: A joint team of district police, RAF and JAP on Saturday undertook flag march today along with riot control vehicles from Sakchi and covered areas like Telco, Burmamines, Jugsalai, Sakchi, Dhatkidih, Kadma Bistupur and culminated at Gandhi Maidan in Mango.
As part of the safety measures medical teams will be deployed at 19 locations designated primarily on routes taken for immersion procession namely, Gandhi Maidan roundabout and Mango roundabout (in Mango), Kapali Ghat, Domuhani, Ram Mandir, Bharat Sevashram Sangha (all in Sonari), Ram Mandir (in Bistupur), CCR, Sakchi roundabout (in Sakchi), Bhalubasa roundabout (in Sitaramdera), Agrico roundabout (in Agrico), Golmuri roundabout (in Golmuri), Tata Motors labour bureau (in Telco), Rankini Mandir and Sati Ghat (both in Kadma), Baroda Ghat, Jugsalai railway crossing and Station roundabout (all in Jugsalai), Burmamines roundabout (Burmamines).
Water tankers will be available for immersion procession and stationed at respective police stations.
Meanwhile, the East Singhbhum police also carried out a flag march in view of the Ram Navami festival tomorrow.
During the flag march which started from Sakchi, policemen went around various sensitive pockets. Apart from senior police officials, Jamshedpur’s senior SP Tamil Vannan also participated in the flag march.
The East Singhbhum police had imposed several restrictions on the Ram Navami immersion procession to be taken out on Monday, April 11. The immersion-related formalities should get completed by 10 pm. Moreover, only 100 people can be part of a procession. The congregating point of all immersion processions should not have more than 1000 people, as per the directives.
The Ram Navami processions will be taken out on April 11. Due to the COVID -19 induced pandemic, no processions could be taken out in the last two years.
A directive has been issued in this regard to all the 170-odd licensed and around 30 unlicensed Ram Navami akhara committees. CCTV cameras would be installed in as many as 25 sensitive locations in Jamshedpur. Moreover, drones will be pressed to service for keeping a tab on processions.
The district administration is also according top priority to 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 an official.
Roads passing through communally sensitive and residential areas inhabited by minorities would be barricaded for security reasons.
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.