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Security beefed up in DharamsalaTraffic police given guidelines

punjab Updated: Dec 14, 2013 20:47 IST
HT Correspondent

As the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly's five- day Winter Session at Dharamsala inches closer, the Kangra police have have tightened the security at all major parts of the hill- town.

The Winter Session of the State Legislature is scheduled to start on December 16 and good deal of security will be required keep the morchas, rallies and agitations at bay.Around 680 cops have already been deployed for the in the hill-town which has been divided into eight sectors.

Kangra police Chief, Balbir Thakur has been taking meetings with his subordinates.

“High security would be thrown at prominent places, including key buildings like Vidhan Sabha Bhawan, rest houses where Chief Ministers and his cabinet college are staying, and Mcleodgaj Suburb where the members of legislative assembly will be staying,” said Thakur while informing about the security measures taken up by the police.

“The town has been divided into sectors and a gazetted officer has been given the charge of each sector,” said Thakur.

In order to ensure smooth traffic amidst various morchas and demonstrations, traffic police are being given guidelines. A force of 100 jawans has been deployed to see traffic arrangement. Various checkpoints have been created from Dharamsala town to Tapovan where Vidhan Sabha complex is situated.

Thakur told that the main road to the Vidhan Sabha has been declared one way at certain points and traffic will be diverted through by- pass roads. “No vehicle will be allowed to enter into one way from Dharamsala side. Even chief minister will move through by- pass road,” told Thakur.

Giving details of other arrangments made, Thakur said bomb disposal squad has been deployed in the Vidhan Sabha complex.

Company of commandoes, and Special Action Group (SAG) have been assigned task to guard the town's prominent areas while fire Brigade tenders are being made ready for annual affair.

“Apart from it Quick Reaction Teams (QRT) will be deployed at three major points in the town to deal with any kind of emergencies,” said Thakur.