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Steps taken for idol immersion

india Updated: Oct 01, 2006 22:35 IST

DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION has geared up for peaceful commencement of immersion of Durga idols on Monday. The city has been divided into six zones and a circle officer will be incharge of each zone. Eight circle officer, two sub-inspector, seven police station incharge, 154 sub-inspectors, 412 constables, two platoon of PAC have been deployed to maintain the law and order during immersion of idols.

Police patrolling has been intensified in sensitive areas and police officials are maintaining strict vigil around the 1776 Puja pandals in the district.

CO Gorakhnath Swaminath will be incharge of zone One from Durgabari to Alinagar and this zone has been divided into two sectors where a police station incharge, 11 sub-inspector, 58 constable have been deployed.

Similarly in zone two from Alinagar to Buxipur incharge of PAC commandant would monitor the procession while in zone three from Buxipur crossing to Reti crossing CO Cantonment Vinay Kumar will be the incharge and zone four from Reti Chowk the Ghanta Ghar will be monitor by the CO Khajani SK Singh.

SP City Ram Bharose said the traffic movement will be restricted from wee hours of October 2 and the entry of the heavy vehicles from Varanasi, Lucknow and Deoria side will be stopped.

Beside it, the traffic has been diverted in the city area and four wheelers vehicles from Durgabari to Ghanta Ghar will be restricted.

He said the heavy vehicles from Maharajganj would be stopped in front of Gulharia police station while vehicles from Deoria side would be stopped at Jungle Sikri. Similarly, the heavy vehicles from Varanasi side would be curtailed at Belipar police station and from Basti side it would be stoped at Sahjanwa.

Meanwhile, huge crowd throng into the Puja pandals on Sunday.
They offered prayer amidst chanting, Veda mantras.

Lights and sounds at the pandals and offering of puja by women and children were point of attraction and essence of Navratra was prevailing in atmosphere. Control room has been set to monitor the immersion procession.