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Security arrangements for the upcoming Rath Yatra were reviewed

Bhubaneswar:28/5/19: Security arrangements for the upcoming Rath Yatra were reviewed by Odisha DGP RP Sharma in a preparatory meeting held at his camp office in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday.

After the meeting Sharma informed that while the security arrangements will be done as per protocol, Cyclone FANI has done a lot of damage to many infrastructures in the district as a result restoration of power supply and other works are still underway.

Therefore police is facing various issues in providing logistics support and manpower needed during Rath Yatra. The challenges are accommodation of forces and the VIPs who will attend the festival.

Discussions were also held on installation of temporary CCTV cameras in Puri town and link it with the police control room.

Based on threat perceptions, counter intelligence system will be activated. Besides, steps will be taken to strengthen coastal security by establishing coordination between marine police and coast guard.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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