Jamshedpur: The district police have been tightened in view of the Independence Day celebrations on August 15. Though Intelligence reports have not specified any particular threat perception, a general alert has been sounded across the city.
However, concern over the recent spurt in criminal activities in the city over a thousand police personnel have been posted in and around the city and at all vital installations.
Special checking drive is being organised at the border areas of the city. Close vigil is being kept at the strategic locations like markets, bus stands and hotels. The authorities at hotels have been asked to report to the nearest police station on any suspicious person. The police are continuously patrolling the road outside on foot and in vans. The police last night also carried search operations at hotels and lodges.
As per the programme, the flag hoisting ceremony would take place at 9 am at Gopal Maidan. A colourful pageantry would be taken out in which children of local schools, government offices would take part. The district administration will also felicitate 26 freedom fighters during the function.
Units of the Army, Home Guards, NCC, NSS, and Scout and Guides would take part in the march-past. Students of various schools would participate in the programme.
Meanwhile as per the orders of DC, SSP and DSP the entry of commercial heavy vehicles would be banned in the city.
�It is a day of national celebration and an occasion of pride, everyone ought to participate in it. Proper seating arrangements for freedom fighters, ex-soldiers and their families and senior citizens would be made so that they could observe the Independence Day Parade,� said a senior official.
The ground would be jointly decorated by the district administration. Meanwhile city hotels are making elaborate arrangements to mark August 15 in their own special way. Food festivals with a variety of delicacies have been planned for the occasion.