3,000 people to be allowed in Morhabadi for I-Day function | Ranchi News

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Ranchi: The administration is gearing up for peaceful Independence Day celebrations with security being enhanced all over the state.
The main venue of the celebration would be at Morabadi ground in Ranchi where chief minister Hemant Soren would unfurl the national flag. Governor Ramesh Bais would hoist the flag at the police lines in Dumka.
On Thursday, workers started sprucing up Morabadi ground with the wet areas being filled up with clay. Seating arrangements were made in strict accordance with social-distancing norms. The parade dress rehearsal which is under way since August 7 will culminate on Friday.
A maximum of 3,000 persons would be allowed at the function. Entry of childrene aged below 10 years and persons above 60 years would be prohibited. There will be a ban on cultural programmes, prabhat pheris and processions.
The Morabadi ground would be under constant surveillance of the police force till Independence Day. City superintendent of police Saurav said, “Watch is being kept at important public installations. Around 500 police personnel would be deployed in and around the Morabadi ground for the occasion.”
The administration will also issue a traffic plan for roads around Morabadi ground.
Jharkhand police spokesperson and inspector-general (operations) Amol Homkar said, “A general alert has been sounded all over the state. Additional forces have been sent to districts according to requirement. Police are keeping a watch over the important public places. Regular checking drives and inspection of hotels would also take place.”
Meanwhile, the police have launched anti-extremist operations in sensitive areas of the state. Khunti police stated that the operations are on since Tuesday in view of Independence Day.
The Dumka administration said there would be adequate availability of water and sanitisers at the police line during the celebrations. An ambulance team with a doctor would also be present at the venue.

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