Diwali Quickies: Fire Safety To Surveillance, 7 Security Measures Taken By Indian Cities & States

by Shreya Rathod
Diwali Quickies: Fire Safety To Surveillance, 7 Security Measures Taken By Indian Cities & States

You will find every street lit up with lights during Diwali and people shopping for home decor, new clothes, sweets and more. Since Diwali calls for lighting earthen lamps and people love bursting firecrackers, the Indian cities and states have taken some security measures.

7 Security Measures Taken By Indian Cities & States This Diwali

1. Reasi In J&K Review Security Measures For Diwali

District Magistrate Reasi held a meeting to review Diwali arrangements. He gave the authorities orders at the meeting to locate the stores selling firecrackers and to grant the required permits to the recognised vendors along with explicit guidelines for adhering to safety precautions. In order to ensure a pleasant festival celebration, security plans were reviewed, and stakeholders were told to make extra efforts to uphold peace and harmony and control traffic in the towns.

Fire tenders are to be kept on standby by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services in order to respond to any emergency. It was requested of the CMO to make sure that the District Hospital and all other medical facilities were fully functioning and equipped to handle any situation that might arise, particularly burn injuries.

2. Fire Safety Arrangements In Ludhiana

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Credits: Punjab Fire Services/ Website

The firefighters are preparing to respond to any fire incidents on the day of the festival as the locals get ready for the Diwali celebrations. In order to enable the dispatch of fire tenders in the event of an emergency, the fire department has requested more drivers to the civic body. To guarantee a safe Diwali, the fire officials are also checking the hydrants. Due to staff shortages in the wing, employees will not be granted any leave on days close to the festival.

3. Delhi Gears Up For Diwali With Enhancing Fire Safety

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Credits: Wikimedia

During the Diwali season, the Delhi Fire Department is equipped to handle any emergency, according to a Delhi Fire Service officer. According to the official on Thursday, the department has identified 25 areas in the city that are at risk and has put detailed plans in place for them. Atul Garg, the chief of DFS, says that approximately 200 vehicles carrying 2,500 firefighters will be stationed at these 25 areas. From November 11 at 5:00 p.m. to November midnight, this deployment will remain in effect.

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4. UP To Reduce Possibility Of Electricity Accidents

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Credits: Canva

On Diwali, Dhanteras, and Dussehra, the state government has decided to maintain a continuous electrical supply. The individuals in charge of distributing electricity have been directed to keep the power on continuously from dusk until dawn. The Chairman underlined how crucial it is to take all required safety precautions, especially when dealing with problems like loose or deteriorated wires and cables.

Additionally, he was informed that officers were instructed to carry out on-site inspections to improve the entire electrical system in areas where processions or gatherings for idol immersion are anticipated. This would reduce the likelihood of electrical accidents and guarantee a safe environment for public events.

5. Coimbatore City Police To Increase Police Deployment

The Coimbatore City Police have suggested to merchants that in order to lessen the influx of festival customers, they should keep their retail establishments open late the night before Deepavali. There will likely be traffic jams in the city due to the ongoing building of flyovers on Avinashi Road in Ukkadam and portions of other key routes, as well as the surge in shoppers.

People can arrange their shopping and visit the market area late at night if night shopping is permitted. In the days leading up to Diwali on November 12, the police would boost the number of officers stationed in high-traffic shopping locations, such as Cross Cut Road, 100 Feet Road, Big Bazaar Street, and Oppanakara Street.

6. Chandigarh To Enhance Traffic Management

The inadequate management system implemented by the government during the festival season has once again been exposed to improper parking arrangements and the lack of traffic police in all of the city’s market districts. Although the education department and the Chandigarh traffic police have chosen about 50 schools to be utilised as parking spaces for cars, the reality seems to be very different.

In addition to parking, one of the main issues in the city’s main marketplaces is the uncontrolled traffic, where cars are observed driving carelessly. Because of the heavy traffic, commuters use the residential neighbourhoods’ interior roads, which puts the residents there at serious risk.

7. Trichy City Police Increase Surveillance

In advance of Diwali, the Trichy City police have increased monitoring by erecting makeshift police outposts, watchtowers, and control rooms. Additionally, 186 CCTV cameras have been placed by police on busy business streets. N Kamini, the commissioner of city police, opened the outposts here and reviewed the arrangements. To facilitate the passage of vehicles and the public, comprehensive security measures have been implemented.

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A temporary police outpost has been set up on NSC Bose Road near Teppakulam in order to protect public safety and security, detect suspicious individuals, and assist victims in filing complaints.

Cover Image Courtesy: Wikimedia & Flickr/ Prato9x

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