20,000 police force deployed for 11 day festivities in Hyderabad

With a view on maintaining law and order in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, as many as 20,000 police personnel deployed as bandobust during the 11 days of Ganesh festival and the same forces would also be deployed for the Assembly sessions and Bakrid festival that fall on September 23 and 25 respectively.

Along with 20,000 police personnel from Hyderabad and other districts of Telangana, additional forces from Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh are being drawn for bandobust, in order to maintain peace during the festivities and to curb pick pocketing,eve-teasing in the city .

As many as nine para-military battalions, 30 bomb disposal teams, 30 dog squads will guard the city,” the commissioner said adding that, the 120 patrolling vehicles, 17 interceptor vehicles would function as usual.

Over 400 CC cameras will be installed in the main procession route from Balanagar to Tank Bund to keep an eye on miscreants.

City police also issued the prohibiting orders which includes prohibition of public meetings and processions in the city without obtaining prior permission of police officials concerned.

Also Security forces today conduct a flag march in the Old City after the Friday’s prayer, under DCP Satyanarayana instruction to instill confidence among the people that they were safe and secure during the festival season of Bakrid and Ganesh chaturti.

Traffic diversions would be imposed during the days of immersion, said a police officer.