Elaborate security arrangements in place for I-Day

RSTV Bureau

Elaborate security arrangements are in place across the country as India gets ready to celebrate 70 years of Independence.

Security agencies have sounded a red alert in the national capital and its adjoining areas to check any untoward incident during celebrations.

Security personnel perform a mock emergency security drill during the full dress rehearsal for the  Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort in New Delhi

Security personnel perform a mock emergency security drill during the full dress rehearsal for the Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort in New Delhi

A seven-tier security arrangement has been put in place at the Red Fort, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver his address on Tuesday morning.

Delhi Police along with other security agencies have in place an impregnable security apparatus. Snipers of National Security Guard (NSG) and central security forces are being deployed on rooftops to maintain vigil on any suspicious flying object. Each and every rooftop in the vicinity of the Red Fort will be manned.

The CCTV’s are in place and the police is monitoring the area closely.

“The security arrangements required for the Independence Day celebrations in a coordinated way are in place. Our security preparation is adequate enough to overcome any type of situation,” said Delhi Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Jatin Narwal.

Security personnel perform a mock emergency security drill during the full dress rehearsal for the  Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort in New Delhi

Security personnel perform a mock emergency security drill during the full dress rehearsal for the Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort in New Delhi

He also said that the police completed the procedural census for residential verification in the entire locality.

The DCP also assured tight security, which would be controlled by the CCTV (Closed-circuit television) cameras.

“An exact number of CCTV cameras cannot be revealed, but we have enough cameras to control to supervise the function,” he added.

Meanwhile, major monuments in the national capital are also beautified to mark the historic day.