Odisha: 50 platoon police force deployed in Twin City for Holi

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police have deployed as many as 50 platoons of police force in the twin cities Bhubaneswar and Cuttack as part of preparedness to ward off any untoward incident during the Holi celebration.

The police have taken elaborate measures to ensure a smooth celebration of festival of colours. The Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) and fire services personnel along with police has been deployed at Kathajodi and Mahanadi river banks to rescue people from drowning.

The festival will be celebrated from 7 am to 3 pm. Four DSPs, seven ACPs, 28 IICs and 57 ASIs will supervise the law and order situation,” informed Bhubaneswar DCP Prateek Singh.
Special teams will conduct checking on drink and driving during night hour.

Police patrolling will be done around the twin city. Police appeal to ban chemical dyes and to take caution while swimming in rivers. The Commissioner advised the residents of the twin cities to play Holi with herbal colours.

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