GUWAHATI: With the advent of Independence Day, security arrangements in the city have been beefed up. Taking extreme precautions against sudden insurgent attacks, thorough investigative operations are being carried out both at hills and plains to prevent any subversive activities. Search raids are being conducted even in certain residences to unearth any militant members in hiding. Security has been tightened at the border areas and a strict vigil has been kept at the exit and entry points.
ACP Himangshu Das said, “Every vehicle is being thoroughly checked no matter the time. We have been up Naka checking till 3 am in the morning until relieved by a second search party. Mostly, it is the entry and exit points which are being closely monitored”.
Meanwhile traffic police informed that a constant effort is being made to steer the city free from congestion. Special attention has been made to ensure that the VIP and VVIP areas are clear at all times. Moreover, there is a No Parking restriction on Thursday around the Veterinary College field, Khanapara on the occasion of Independence Day celebration. Red, blue and yellow passes will be allocated to vehicles which will be allowed to move upto Koinadhara point. From the said point, only the red and blue passes will be allowed to enter. General public without passes will have to enter through Administrative Staff College to Jayanagar point. Special security arrangements are also being followed at railway stations.