Elaborate security arrangements for smooth conduct of Kanwar Mela-2019

By SK.Vyas

Chandigarh, July 15, 2019:– Haryana Police has made elaborate security arrangements for smooth conduct of Kanwar Mela-2019 that will commence on July 17 and will continue upto July 30, 2019.

          While stating this here , Director General of Police Manoj Yadava said that all Commissioners of Police and district Superintendents of Police have been directed to ensure smooth kanwar yatra by making elaborate law and order arrangements as well as smooth flow of traffic in their respective places of postings. “The officers have been instructed to make available additional force in the districts concerned. In addition, they have been asked to make all other arrangements so that kanwariyas do not face any inconvenience during their yatra,” he added.

         Yadava said that meetings were also held with Police officers of Uttarakhand and other neighbouring states to ensure safe passage for the kanwariyas from the state or passing through the state. Elaborate arrangements have also been made to segregate the movement of kanwariyas and other road users and to minimize inconvenience to the general public as well as devotees.

          He said that it had also been directed to carry out intensive patrolling on all routes being used by the kanwarias in the state. Traffic jams must be avoided and camping or parking places must be located away from main roads with suitable security arrangements. All the officers would ensure that kanwar shivirs should be established at sufficient distance away from the road edge and the shivirs should be located on the same side on which kanwarias travel. In addition, directives were issued to ensure adequate arrangements for the safety and security of lady kanwarias.

          Apart from keeping a watch on anti-social elements, the DGP said that police would also plan alternate routes for traffic diversion if required. Senior Police officers of Gurugram, Faridabad, Yamunanagar, Karnal, Panipat, Rohtak, Sonipat, Jhajjar, Mewat and Palwal have been asked to put extra emphasis on the security and traffic arrangements in their respective districts, he added.

          He also urged the devotees not to walk in the middle of the road and ensure a safe yatra and cooperate with the Police in maintaining law and order as well as traffic arrangements.