Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Use CCTV cameras to monitor Ganpati, Ramzan Crowds: Naik

Guardian Minster talks with senior police, admn officials to ensure security during festivals
DNA Correspondent.
In Order to see the festival season concludes in a peaceful and harmonious manner, Thane District Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik recently instructed administrative and police department heads from the region to resort to strict and hi-tech security measures.
Residents of the satellite city and rest of the district are all geared up to celebrate the festivals of Ramzan Eid and Ganeshotsav on September 10 and September 11 respectively, even as Janmashtami was celebrated in a peaceful manner on Thursday.
During the meeting held with Boisar MP Baliram Jadhav, MLA Vilas Tare, Thane District Collector AL Jarhad; Municipal Commissioners of Thane, Navi Mumbai, Mira-Bhayander and Ulhasnagar; City Commissioner of Police Ahmed Javed and Thane (Rural) Superintendant of Police Visheas Nangare-Patil at the state Secretariat, Naik asked the senior officials to focus on maintaining law and order in the region.
The minister, who also heads the Excise and Non-con-ventional Energy Departments in the cabinet, asked the officials to install metal detectors and CCTV cameras in the premises of the Ganesh Pandals that attract scores of devotees. At the places of immersions, Naik ordered to deploy swinmmers, pressing of serviced boats and make available life jackets.
“We will be training activists of Ganesh pandals in view of ensuring tight security during the festival. Apart from that CCTV cameras will be installed on the routes heading to immersion places,” Javed said.
Speaking about the TMC’s preparations, Thane Civic chief preparations, Thane civic chief R A Rajeev briefed the minister that the corporation had created eight artificial ponds, while Ganesh idols acceptance centres will be opened on the day of immersion.

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