Massive arrangements for security during sports events
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Oct 7: Guwahati Police Commissioner Hiren Chandra th has warned antisocial elements to desist from any misadventure during the FIFA Under-17 World Cup and India-vs-Australia T-20 match slated to be held in Guwahati from Sunday. While the junior soccer world cup is going to be held at Sarusajai Athletic Stadium in the city from October 8 to 25, 2017, the T-20 match will be held at Barsapara ACA Stadium in the city on October 10, 2017. Two world sports events coinciding their dates in Guwahati have every reason to make the police and civil administrations to be on their toes.
th said: “For us it’s a matter to be proud of to host two intertiol sports events in the city. This is the reason why security aspects have been given so much importance. Guwahati will be the focus of the world for these two events. The city has been divided into six sectors with as many DCPs as in-charges. Apart from the DCPs, the ADGP (law and order) is supervising the events. When there is match at Sarasajai Stadium spectators can enter the stadium through Rongmon Point, Hockey Stadium, Beharbari and Holi Gogoi Path. Arrangement for car parking has been made in as many as 17 places. Spectators, in accordance with FIFA rules, can’t take anything other than mobile phone and purse along with them. Action will be taken against all gates erected illegally. Two hundred SIs of the State police force have been trained by FIFA in European policing style. Security personnel will also be deployed in their civvies. Likewise, for the T-20 match also we’ve adopted beefed-up security measures.”
Meanwhile, Kamrup (M) Deputy Commissioner M Angamuthu spelt out the measures taken up by the district administration to meet any eventuality during the two intertiol sports events in the city. “Construction of roads for the two events has been going on in a war-footing. Special thrust has been laid on cleanliness. Arrangement has been made for shuttle bus at ISBT, Khapara and Jalukbari. Streetlights near the stadia have been reactivated. Measures have been taken up for additiol illumition. Besides cleaning the Mora Bharalu river, temporary fences have been erected along the river bank.”
Meanwhile, GMC Additiol Commissioner Dwijen Singh said: “We’ve laid stress on keeping the city clean with as many as 58 NGOs engaged on the job. We’ve also removed big dustbins near roads.”