Safety has been beefed up within the metropolis and different areas of West Bengal, notably in border areas, forward of the 74th Independence Day on Saturday, senior cops stated.
Some “added preparations” have additionally been made within the wake of the militant assault in Jammu and Kashmir by which two policemen had been killed on Friday, they stated.
“Ample measures have been taken for the Independence Day programme tomorrow. All entry and exit factors of Kolkata have been saved beneath surveillance. All models have been briefed on the safety plan,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Institution) Gaurav Sharma instructed PTI.
At the least three watch towers have been erected at Pink Highway, the venue of the official Independence Day celebrations within the metropolis, the place Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will unfurl the nationwide flag.
Fast Response Groups, Heavy Radio Flying Squad vans, and members of fight forces of town police shall be current across the venue, Sharma stated.
“Drones can even be used to maintain a vigil on proceedings in and across the metropolis,” the officer stated.
All police stations have been alerted and Naka checkings all through town shall be stringent as part of the safety preparations, Sharma stated.
Holding in thoughts the continued Covid-19 pandemic, all police personnel together with officers must put on masks and keep bodily distancing, the IPS officer stated.
The sitting preparations on the Pink Highway venue have been made maintaining in thoughts the bodily distancing issue. The programme can be held earlier than a “nominal” variety of spectators, official sources stated.
Although not many travellers are coming to town lately due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the police are keeping track of motels and lodging amenities, Sharma stated.
“These institutions are being continually monitored as we don’t need to take any likelihood. We’ve sought particulars of these staying there. All automobiles coming in and going out of town shall be scrutinised. Sand bag bunkers have been arrange at a number of key places,” one other Kolkata Police officer stated.
Safety preparations elsewhere within the state have additionally been enhanced with a concentrate on its worldwide and state borders, an officer of the West Bengal Police instructed PTI.
“Foolproof preparations have been made all through the state particularly within the border areas to keep away from any untoward incident,” the officer stated.