Bhubaneswar, May 28 (IANS) Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) Rajendra Prasad Sharma on Tuesday reviewed the security arrangements for the Rath Yatra, to be held in Puri in July.
Chairing a preparatory meeting here, Sharma called upon officers to be proactive and maintain extra vigil for this world famous festival at Puri.
He said elaborate security arrangements would be made during the major events of Rath Yatra, like Nabajauban Darshan, Sri Gundicha Yatra, Bahuda and Sunabesha.
While CCTVs will be installed, the counter-intelligence system will be activated based on threat perceptions. Besides, steps would be taken to strengthen coastal security, said the DGP.
“Mobilisation of the police force will be a problem as barracks, hotels and school buildings, used as accommodation of the police personnel, were damaged in cyclone Fani. We will ask the agencies to repair the buildings and restore electricity to accommodate our force,” said Sharma.