Hunsur: With the grand Shobha Yatre to take place as part of Hanuma Jayanti celebration at Hunsur town tomorrow (Dec. 7), the Police have made elaborate security arrangements for preventing any untoward incidents during the Yatre.
Addressing a press meet at the Dy.SP Office in Hunsur yesterday, SP R. Chethan highlighted the security measures that will be in place for Hanuma Jayanti celebrations and Shobha Yatre, in which thousands of people are expected to take part.
Pointing out that more than 1,700 Police personnel, 8 KSRP battalions and 9 DAR battalions will be deployed for security, he said that 75 CCTV cameras have been installed at vantage points across the town to keep surveillance.
“Besides 8 check-posts have been set up at the four entry and exit points of the town and at four other points. All the vehicles entering and leaving the town will be checked as a security measure. Also, sale and transportation of liquor has been banned on Dec. 6 and 7 as a precautionary measure. Only those vehicles permitted by Hanuma Jayanti Celebration Committee will be allowed to take part in the procession. The organisers have been told to end the procession by 5 pm on Dec. 7,” the SP said.
Continuing, SP Chethan said that all educational institutions in the town have been declared a holiday tomorrow. Traffic movement has been completely banned on all roads of the town where the Yatre passes through. However, measures have been taken to ensure free traffic movement on NH-275 that passes on the periphery of the town, he said adding that erection of flex boards, flags, banners and buntings will be allowed only at those spots permitted by Hunsur CMC.
The Yatre, which commences from Ranganatha Extension of the town, will pass through Samvidhana Circle, Kote Circle, JLB Road, Factory Road, Bazaar Street, Akshay Bhandar Circle and Kalpataru Circle, before culminating at Manjunathaswamy Temple premises.
Deputy Commissioner Dr. K.V. Rajendra, Assistant Commissioner Ruchi Bindal, Dy.SP Raviprasad, CMC Commissioner Manasa, Tahsildar Dr. Ashok and others were present at the press meet.