Gurgaon police to deploy more force, sniffer dogs, drone for Kanwar yatris
Police will also take help of the MCG and NHAI officials to ensure a safe passage for the Kanwar Yatrisgurgaon Updated: Jul 16, 2017 22:52 IST
Alert and on guard after the recent terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir, the Gurgaon police has decided to beef up security along the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway for the Kanwar yatris.
Muhammad Akil, additional director general of police (law and order), Haryana, directed the police on Sunday to deploy more force at sensitive points to avoid any untoward incidents during the pilgrimage.
The direction came after a meeting with officers on the need to ensure a safe passage for the pilgrims, who set out from Haridwar on foot and are carrying holy water from the Ganges that they will offer at temples of Lord Shiva.
“We will deploy maximum force and equipment on road to maintain peace during this period. Separate lanes are being created for the pilgrims to enable smooth traffic movement. The police has been directed to create more lanes wherever necessary and the traffic should be diverted accordingly,” Akil said.
Police will also take help from the Municipal Corporation Gurgaon (MCG) and the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) officials in providing safety to the pilgrims, manage traffic and maintain law and order.
Apart from, additional police reinforcements, drone, sniffer dogs and metal detectors will also be deployed to ensure top security. Quick response teams will be updated on the situation on the ground from control rooms to enable swift action.
The police has also been advised to extend all possible help in setting up camps for the Kanwariyas away from the main road. “Special security will be provided to women pilgrims during the yatra,” Akil said.
Ambulances and cranes are in place and these will be used in the event of an emergency, the Gurgaon police said.The police said that while daytime monitoring has been stepped up, night patrolling, too, is being carried out in areas where the pilgrims have set up camps.