A day before the planned Independence Day celebrations at Guru Nanak Stadium – which will see the participation of Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, the Deputy Inspector General of Government Railways Police, Harmeet Singh Hundal, will went to the station to take stock of the security arrangements.
To ensure better coordination with security teams deployed at the station, which is located behind Guru Nanak Stadium, Hundal held a special meeting with protection force officials and met with station manager Abhinav Singla and discussed the security plan.
Notably, the station is among the vulnerable stations on the radar of Gurpatwant Singh Pannu – founder of the banned terror group Sikhs for Justice, who recently threatened to damage railway property and replace the national flag displayed at stations with flags of the Khalistan.
AIG also inspected delegated rail security near the location of the celebrations.
“We deployed sufficient force to guard the station, including anti-sabotage teams and dog squads. Moreover, the GRP has excellent coordination with the RPF here. We have an additional reserve force deployed here especially for Independence Day. The railway police got a lot of help from the police station police because Ludhiana CP Kaustubh Sharma himself is coordinating with the cops here,” he said.
Over 200 police were deployed to guard the station, including 124 from the GRP and 74 from railway police other than the police station.
Around 100 cameras have also been installed at the station to monitor activities.
Meanwhile, Praveen Kanda, Superintendent of Police Operations, GRP, who has been in charge of security operations at the station, also visited the station on Sunday and inspected the tracks, marshalling yards and other key areas of the station. station, in particular parking areas, traffic areas. and the station platforms.
“Special plans have been drawn up to counter or avoid any anti-national activity by the notorious elements. I also chaired a meeting with the RPF and the forces are sufficiently equipped to protect our national flag and our pride,” he said.
Lanes leading to the stadium from the station were sealed from 8 p.m. Sunday and will remain closed until Monday afternoon or after the CM function.
DC hoists national flag 100ft high over Jagraon Bridge
On Sunday, Deputy Commissioner Surabhi Malik dedicated the 100-foot-tall national flag on the Jagraon Bridge to the townspeople.
Accompanied by Police Commissioner Kaustubh Sharma, Additional MC Commissioner Aditya Dachalwal, the Deputy Commissioner hoisted the tricolor using a remote control on the bridge.
Malik said that as part of the project, landscaping, LED lights, embellished perimeter wall, steel grille, granite stone and colorful decorative spotlight lighting were also installed to illuminate the national flag and the statues of martyrs Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev at the cost of ₹80,000,000.
Additional MC commissioner Aditya Dachalwal said the flag itself measured 30 x 20 feet, adding that the project was part of the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to mark 75 years of independence.