Security Stepped Up In Kolkata For Independence Day


Kolkata:  Ahead of the 70th Independence Day, security has been beefed up across Kolkata and adjoining areas including surveillance by unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), police said on Friday.

Besides setting up check points at strategic locations, 10 sand-bag bunkers have been set up with police teams monitoring movement of vehicles as well as of people on the entry and exit points of the city.

Special security arrangements have also been put in place at the Howrah and Sealdah railway stations and the city airport.

Six watch towers have also been set up at key junctures while UAVs would be pressed into service for aerial surveillance and the Special Task Force of the city police would keep a hawk eye on movement across the city through CCTV cameras.

The police has also pressed 10 ambulances and deployed a total of 2000 personnel including 3 quick response teams to tackle any unwanted situation.

Radio Flying Squads and Quick Response Teams would be on stand by while CCTV cameras have also been installed for the event.

The central intelligence agencies have issued alerts of a possible terror strike in the city planned by Pakistan and Bangladesh based Jihadi outfits.