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Security beefs up at Kumbh ahead of 'Mauni Amavasya'

The entire area is under surveillance of 440 CCTV cameras. For close coordination and prompt communication, an Integrated Command Control Centre (ICCC) and 12 wireless grids have been established, the official said.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima SiddiquiBy Saima Siddiqui

Published on 2 Feb 2019 10:38 AM GMT

Security beefs up at Kumbh ahead of Mauni Amavasya
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Security beefs up at Kumbh ahead of 'Mauni Amavasya'
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Prayagraj: Heavy Security has been deployed in Kumbh, on Saturday ahead of royal bath, the 'Mauni Amavasya' which will be observed on Monday, said officials.

Mauni Amavasya would be the third royal bath since the start of the Kumbh fair on January 15. The first royal bath took place on Makar Sankranti on the opening day, while the second was held on Paush Purnima on January 21.

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An officer of Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) rank has been appointed to ensure the security of the entire area which has been divided into 10 zones and 25 sectors.

Nearly, 40 police stations and 58 police outposts have been set up for the royal bath, which is expected to see participation of thousands of people.

Forty-three fire stations, 15 sub-fire stations, 40 fire watchtowers and 96 control watchtowers have been set up for the day, said a home department official.

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The entire area is under surveillance of 440 CCTV cameras. For close coordination and prompt communication, an Integrated Command Control Centre (ICCC) and 12 wireless grids have been established, the official said.

To manage the rush during the two-month-long congregation, 22 pontoon bridges and 40 ghats have been readied, especially on the days of the royal bath, said a district official overseeing the arrangements.

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Saima Siddiqui

Saima Siddiqui

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