Mail News Service
Jamshedpur: As the Steel City gears up to celebrate Republic Day, security has been beefed up in the city.The district level main function would be held at Gopal Maidan, Bistupur and the flag hoisting will take place at 9:05 am.
Various committees were constituted comprising officials of civil and police administration to review the preparedness as far as rehearsal , tableau demonstration and logistics at the venue of the main function are concerned.
East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Amit Kumar said that the parade rehearsals for Republic Day main function would be held at the Gopal Maidan.
Students from as many as 20 schools would be taking part in the rehearsal of the parade along with units of Rapid Action Force (RAF), Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) and district police.
These apart, tableaus would be presented by civil organizations, NGOs and social organization, corporate sectors and public sector undertakings during the march past to be held after flag hoisting scheduled at 9.05 am on January 26.
There would be no-entry restriction for heavy vehicles on January 26 from morning to night (6 am to 10 pm). According to sources in district administration the national flag would be hoisted this year by state food and civil supplies minister and Jamshedpur West MLA Saryu Roy at Gopal Maidan.
The city has been wrapped up in a multi-layered security chain on is view of Republic Day. Though Intelligence reports have not specified any particular threat perception, a general alert has been sounded across the city.
Over a thousand police personnel have been posted in and around the city and at all vital installations as part of the beefed-up security measures on the eve of Republic Day.
Adequate police personnel have been posted in around the Gopal Maidan, the venue of the main republic day celebrations in the city. In addition to this, JAP commandos have been deployed to thwart any untoward incident. Moreover, all the key installations in the city will also be under the hawk-eyed vigil of the police.
Meanwhile, special checking drive is being organised at the border areas of the city. Close vigil is being kept at the strategic locations like markets, bus stands and hotels. The authorities at hotels have been asked to report to the nearest police station on any suspicious person.
Police have issued instructions to the general public against carrying any inflammable items, bags and other such things into the parade ground. Spectators would be subjected to police checking before gaining entry into the grounds, sources said.