Patna News: In preparation for the upcoming Ravana Dahan event at Gandhi Maidan on Dussehra, extensive modifications have been implemented in the traffic system. On the day of Dussehra, starting from 1 pm, vehicular movement towards Gandhi Maidan will be restricted. Attendees are expected to reach the event on foot. Access for the public will be permitted through specific gates, including numbers 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, and 12. All gates will be accessible during the exit. Vehicle parking areas for the general public have been arranged at four locations near Gandhi Maidan.
District Magistrate Dr. Chandrashekhar Singh and Senior Superintendent of Police Rajeev Mishra, along with magistrates and police personnel assigned to oversee the Ravana Dahan event, conducted a briefing at Gandhi Maidan. Dr. Singh emphasized that maintaining law and order is of paramount importance during the Ravana burning ceremony, and all officials must remain vigilant and active. Gandhi Maidan has been divided into four sectors, with provisions for ambulance services, fire units, and drinking water in each sector. Additional District Magistrates and Deputy Superintendents of Police have been designated to oversee these sectors.
Enhanced Surveillance and Safety Measures
To ensure security, the area in and around Gandhi Maidan will be monitored by 91 CCTV cameras, and 10 watchtowers will be erected to observe crowd activities. Two Civil Defense personnel will be stationed at each watchtower, and four help desks for lost and found assistance will be in operation. These help desks will be located near gate numbers 5, 7, 10, and the flag hoisting site. Illumination will be provided by 136 LED metal lights, 112 pole lights, and 15 high mast lights mounted on 35 light towers around Gandhi Maidan.
Deployment of Magistrates and Contact Information
For the preservation of law and order in the vicinity of Gandhi Maidan, 88 magistrates have been assigned to 49 locations, in coordination with police officials and officers. Eight magistrates are stationed at the district control room, and six magistrates are based in the Gandhi Maidan control room.
A control room will be operational at the event venue in addition to the district and police control rooms. If you have any suspicious information to report, contact the District Control Room at telephone number 0612-2219810/2219234 or dial 112 for immediate action. The police control room can also be reached at mobile number 9470001389.