Puri, Jan 13: Anticipating a huge turnout of around five lakh devotees, five-layer security arrangements have been put in place in Puri for the inauguration of the Srimandir Parikrama Prakalpa (heritage corridor project) on January 17, officials said.
The security arrangement has been divided into two categories. First Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) has been implemented from January 12 to 16 and special arrangements have been made for inauguration ceremony on January 17.
As many as 44 platoons of police have been deployed to provide security, maintain law and order, and manage traffic in the town from January 12 to 16, said Central Range IG Ashish Kumar Singh, adding 45 police officers will supervise the arrangements.
Special security coverage will be provided to the VVIPs and 20 additional platoons of police will be deployed for January 17.
Similarly, 135 high-end CCTV cameras will be installed to keep vigil on wrongdoers.