The West Bengal government has taken a number of security measures to ensure a peaceful Republic Day celebrations across the state.
Adequate security measures have been taken at prime locations across West Bengal to counter any attempt to disrupt the law and order situation during the 74th Republic Day celebrations, a senior official said on Thursday.
After a gap of two years, the state government has also eased Covid restrictions allowing spectators at the Republic Day parade on Red Road in the metropolis, he said.
Besides deploying officers at various points close to the Red Road area, the Kolkata Police have deputed 3,500 personnel in at least 50 different junctures of the city, the official said.
The city police have put up 10 watch towers and as many bunkers near Red Road to keep a check on all movements, he said, noting that traffic flow will also be controlled as part of the security measures. Three Quick Response Teams (QRT), 11 Heavy Radio Flying Squad (HRFS), and 58 Police Control Room (PCR) vans will be stationed around the area, he said.
Besides, police will be keeping guard at shopping malls, tourist spots, and places of worship in civil clothes, the official stated. Similar precautionary measures have also been taken in the districts, especially in places close to the interstate or international borders, he added.
(With PTI inputs)