Puri, Jan 12: : Piligrim town Puri will remain under intense security system during the inaugural ceremony of Shri Jagannath Temple Heritage Corridor Project, scheduled on January 17.
Security cover in the shrine has been heightened from today as the pre-rituals ahead of the inaugural function, are scheduled from Friday.
Briefing the media on Friday on the security arrangements, Central Range IG Asish Singh informed that two different security mechanisms will be in place. The type-one will look into the security cover till January 16 and the other one will be chalked out for the grand day of inauguration.
The IG said that more than 44 platoons of the police force have been deployed with five Additional SP rank officers, 10 DSP rank officers, 30 Inspectors to supervise the security cover on the occasion.
“Special contingents of forces have been augmented to ensure hassle-free darshan for the devotees thronging the Jagannath temple. There will be extra deployment along the Parikrama corridor and gates of the temple to guard the infrastructure developed under the project,” he said.
Apart from mobilisation of armed forces, CCTV cameras, bomb detection and disposal squads, anti-sabotage and surveillance teams, and special trained officers, will be deployed along with three K9 squads.
“At least 135 cameras have been installed along the corridor for face reading. The entire activities will be monitored by a senior-ranked officer, using facial recognition and eye-technology,” Singh said.
Four specially-trained surveillance teams will be deployed in all directions of the temple to respond and take action in case of any information received or observed in CCTV, he added.