Hawk’s eye: 14,000 personnel for R-Day security

The police have secured the air space with ‘Counter Rogue Drone’ technology around the area where the ceremonies will take place.
Representative Image.
Representative Image.(Photo | Express)

NEW DELHI: With more than 14,000 police personnel posted across the New Delhi district, especially around the Kartavya Path, the Delhi Police have made adequate security arrangements for safe passage of the Republic Day parade, a senior police officer said on Wednesday.

“The Delhi Police has maintained stringent security apparatus in entire Delhi while the whole of NCR has been under our focus,” Special CP (security) Dependra Pathak said.

Both static and mobile Quick Response Teams will remain alert to handle untoward situations. “We have intensified the anti-terror measures in coordination with other agencies. Teams of National Security Guard will also be deployed,” the senior officer said.

Regarding the deployment of commandos, role of PCRs, deployment of Morchas, anti-sabotage teams, or SWAT teams of the Special Cell, the officer said everything will be done to ensure foolproof security measures . “We are in a professional readiness situation to handle any kind of emergency,” Pathak said.

Security personnel at the Kartavya Path ahead of R-Day | Parveen Negi
Security personnel at the Kartavya Path ahead of R-Day | Parveen Negi

The police have secured the air space with ‘Counter Rogue Drone’ technology around the area where the ceremonies will take place noting that usage of drones in terror attacks have risen in the recent past. Any flying object that breaches the security cordon will be taken care of, an officer said.

‘VVIPS to alight directly at seating enclosure’

The Delhi Traffic Police said they are providing alighting facility for VIPs, senior bureaucrats and politicians, near their seating enclosure on Republic Day. “The parking space in VIP parking is always less than required during Republic Day. This time we have provided alighting facility for VIPs near there seating enclosure and there vehicle can go to a designated parking,” an officer said. Apart from this, the public are informed that parking of vehicles at New Delhi Railway Station, will not be allowed from 10 pm, Thursday to 12 pm, Friday.

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