Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel in a high-level meeting reviewed the preparedness of the police force to successfully conduct the 146th Jagannath Rath Yatra to be held in Ahmedabad on the upcoming Ashadi Bija, Tuesday, June 20, with peace, safety and without any untoward incident.
Minister of State for Home Harsh Sanghvi and Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Kailasanathan, Chief Sachi Rajkumar and Additional Chief Secretary Home Mukesh Puri as well as Director General of Police Vikas Sahai and senior police officers participated in this meeting. Ahmedabad Police Commissioner Premveer Singh presented the advance preparations of the city police in connection with the Rath Yatra. did in the meeting.
This year, for the first time in the Rath Yatra in Gujarat, the entire journey route, Nijmandir, strategic points will be monitored with 3D mapping. Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel gave a motivational suggestion to the police force to experiment with this 3D mapping in future trips as well. He specially urged the cyber crime team and the crime branch to be alert so that no false rumors related to Rath Yatra are spread through social media or phone-whatsapp.
In the details given in this meeting before the Chief Minister, it was stated that a total of 26091 police officers-employees, including para-military force, are to be deployed for the Ratha Yatra of Ahmedabad. Not only this, watch will be kept by 94 CCTV cameras from as many as 45 sensitive locations.
Apart from this, 2322 personnel with bodyworn cameras, CCTV and GPS system will be deployed on 25 vehicles accompanying the yatra to get the instant details of the yatra. Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel expressed his satisfaction with the preparations made by the Ahmedabad city police two months ago for the Rath Yatra.
The Minister of State for Home Affairs while giving details of these preparations said that patrolling is being done on the basis of familiarization of the area to familiarize the police officers with the Rath Yatra route. Foot patrolling on the basis of area dominance has been done with 3,732 foot patrols to make the presence of the police felt in that area. Apart from this, 32 drone surveillance flights have been conducted to monitor sensitive areas. 250 dhaba points and 25 watch towers have also been erected.
He also gave details that anti-drone technology will also be used for the first time during this Rath Yatra so that no unauthorized drones can be used. In order to celebrate the Ratha Yatra in a harmonious atmosphere with traditional faith and faith, the Minister of State for Home Affairs gave the details that Sarvadharma Blood Donation Camp, Cricket Tournament, Peace Committee Meetings, Mohalla Committee Meetings have also been organized by the Police. In this meeting, Harsh Sanghvi assured the Chief Minister that the State Police is fully committed to carry out the Ratha Yatras in an atmosphere of communal harmony, amity and safety in the entire state.