Hyderabad: With the city on high alert, following the recent bomb blasts in Mumbai, security arrangements for the Bonalu festival have been beefed up.
According to Hyderabad City Police Commissioner A.K.Khan, 2,200 police personnel have been deployed in massive scale across the city to prevent any untoward incidents.
He said that 26 CCTVs and 200 women cops posted at important points.
A. K. Khan said that tight security has been deployed in the surroundings of Ujjaini Mahankali temple in Secunderabad.
The bomb disposal team along with dog squad has been put on alert in the wake of recent serial blasts in Mumbai. The bomb disposal squad and the dog squad are also conducting frequent checks in and around the venue, he stated.
He further stated, special paramilitary forces are being stationed in and around the venue for the festival, in addition to women police personnel.
He appealed to public to remain alert and report any suspicious items or activity that they come across, when the festivities are on.
The parking of vehicle has been restricted near temple premises to prevent congestion of traffic.
Earlier, Director General of Police Mr Dinesh Reddy has also visited for darshan of Goddess Mahankali and performed special poojas along with family members.(INN)