8,500 cops with drones to monitor Noida, Ghaziabad ahead of Independence Day | News from Noida

Cops with sniffer dogs and deminers also keep watch

NOIDA/GHAZIABAD: Ahead of the 75th Independence Day celebrations, police have tightened security measures in Noida and Ghaziabadincluding setting up border checkpoints with Delhi and other sensitive locations in urban areas of neighboring districts.
Over 8,500 police have been deployed to secure the two districts, with a particular focus on the cities of Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad. In addition to closely monitoring passengers and vehicles en route to and from Delhi, the police monitor people’s social media activities.
Noida’s Additional DCP (Law and Order) Ranvijay Singh said a total of 3,500 cops have been deployed in the Twin Cities and Yamuna Highway area. “Security checks have been intensified at the nine border points. We scan almost every vehicle entering the city,” he said.
Anti-sabotage teams and bomb squads have been deployed for security checks at vital facilities in both cities, and police are also visiting guesthouses and hotels across Noida and Greater Noida to ensure that no foreigner without appropriate papers take refuge in these accommodation centres. .
“In addition to conducting patrols, Police Station Officers (SHO) have been instructed to speak to local people to help maintain public order in their respective areas and notify cops of any suspicious activity” , Singh said. “We are also in contact with our counterparts in neighboring districts and exchange information on criminals.”
“We will also be using drones on Independence Day to keep a close eye on people. Our social media team is also on their toes and we will take strict action against anyone who tries to spread rumors using online platforms,” did he declare.
Noida Police has already banned the flight of conventional aerial platforms in the district for five days from August 13 to August 17. Violators will be reserved.
Also in nearby Ghaziabad, more than 5,000 cops have been deployed, mostly in public places and to control roads. Hotels, lodges, roadside restaurants, bus stops and railway stations are all under the radar of the Ghaziabad police.
Muniraj G, SSP of Ghaziabad, said two Quick Response Teams (QRTs) comprising of sniffer dogs and mine clearance teams have been formed. “One of the two teams would be led by SP (crime) and the other by SP (Police Lines),” he said.
“We carry out special checks at 60 points in the border areas of Ghaziabad. We also use drone cameras in sensitive places. In fact, we have divided the district into 56 sectors, including 14 highly sensitive areas in Loni, Kaila Bhatta , Muradnagar and Masuri, for better policing,” the SSP said.
“Meanwhile, cyber teams are monitoring social media platforms,” ​​he added.


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