Bhubaneswar: Adequate security arrangements have been done by the Commissionerate Police today to celebrate a safe and secure Holi. Protection of environment has been given priority by the police as for the first time it has imposed restrictions on commercial Holi. The police have started vigorous raids on illegal liquor business in the twin city.
Along with normal police patrolling, special static and mobile patrolling is being done by the Commissionerate Police in the twin city on occassion of Holi. Police Commissioner YB Khurania said that the police are prepared to face any type of unpleasant circumstances.
Briefing media persons, Khurania said, "I hope that all will celebrate Holi happily and enjoy it. Police administration has done adequate security arrangements for Holi, static patrolling and mobile patrolling services have been installed at various places. ODRAF team has been kept at standby and we are prepared for any type of contingencies."
The Fire Brigade has also prepared a blue print to celebrate safe and secure Holi. It has done preparations to check any accident people may face while taking bath in water bodies after celebrating the festival of colours. Special boat and divers are put on alert for such situations.
Besides, Fire brigade personnel have been deployed at rivers Kuakhai, Daya and Puri main canal. Similarly the fire brigade is keeping vigil on various Ghats of Mahanadi River in Cuttack and on various other water bodies.
Talking to media persons, fire brigade official Trailokya Kumar Babu said, "All emergency calls will be regulated at our control room at Bhubaneswar Fire Station office. Other than this our three additional rescue teams will be ready. Lifebuoys, life jackets, boats and under water divers will remain prepared at Bhubaneswar Fire Station."
Hospital authorities are also prepared to treat the persons injured during the celebrations of the festival, said Superintendent of Capital Hospital, Manoranjan Das.
Das informed the media saying, "We have kept extra dressing materials and three to four teams will be ready for dressing of injured persons. Eye specialist will also be there along with more staff in casualty. Our managers and other senior officials of hospital will also remain watchful.”