With the historic Bali Yatra in Cuttack barely two days away, the Commissionerate Police has made special plans to assist the visitors coming to the largest open fair which has been accorded the state-level festival tag by the Odisha government.
Cuttack DCP, Pinak Mishra informed that as the Bali Yatra is being organised in a grand manner, focus will be given on crowd and traffic management. Apart from this, special focus has been given to check criminal activities during the fair.
“The number of police aid and traffic posts will be increased this year apart from special measures for crowd and traffic management,” said Mishra.
The Cuttack DCP further said police support centres will be strengthened so that they offer extra and better services to the visitors. The police support centres will come up at 7 to 8 different locations.
Divulging more details, the senior police official said that visitors no longer will have to visit the Cantonment Police station to lodge a complaint if they lost any article or face any issues/problems during Bali Yatra. Such visitors will be given a form at the police support centres so that they can register their complaint/ grievances at the spot.
Children’s Corner at support centres
A dedicated children’s corner will also come up at the police support centres which will help reunite children who get lost during the fair with their parents.
To check incidents of eve teasing and molestation, special police teams will be formed for the protection of women during the fair. The team will dedicatedly work to check such incidents.
Special fluorescent jackets will be given to the officers so that it becomes easier for people to identify and seek immediate assistance.
(With Inputs from Debasish Mohanty In Cuttack)