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    Shun Plastic, Install CCTVs: Kamrup (M) DC To Durga Puja Committees

    The Durga Puja committees have been directed to open a Help Desk to assist the public thronging the pandals

    The Kamrup Metropolitan (M) district administration has asked Durga Puja committees to avoid usage of plastic and ensure the installation of CCTV cameras in puja pandals for a strict vigil. The Durga Puja festivity to kick-start from October 4th, 2019.

    The puja organisers have been also asked to make proper provisions for meeting any fire mishap. The puja committees under Kamrup (M) district administration has also been directed to avoid using loudspeakers beyond 10 pm.

    “Do not hang flags/buntings/posters on any public places. Never use plastic bags/flags/banners/buntings or posters in any public place. This is banned under Section 144 of CrPc,” stated the notice issued by the administration.

    It added, “Install sufficient CCTV cameras in and around puja pandals at strategic places in consultation with the local police station. Ensure that safety, security and festivity of the public are maintained at all cost. Keep the general area of Durga Puja pandal clear of all dangerous articles,” the administration directed the puja committees.

    A meeting on Durga Puja was convened by the Kamrup M) Deputy Commissioner Biswajit Pegu on September 20th, 2019. Photo: Time8

    The puja committees have been directed to open a Help Desk to assist the public thronging the pandals. “The Help Desk should be manned 24×7 by the members/volunteers of the puja committees. Ban the use of alcohol and psychotropic drugs/substance from the venues completely,” the notice stated.

    The administration further banned bursting of crackers during the idol immersion processing. The puja committees have been directed to take out immersion procession by 11 am “without any fail”.

    The puja committees have also been instructed to make provision of adequate drinking water and fire fighting arrangements like buckets with sand, fire extinguishers readily available in the pandals.

    The Kamrup (M) District Administration also directed the committees not to set up puja pandals on any public thoroughfare. “Do not allow parking within 100 meters from your pandals. Do not use highly inflammable objects/items in the decoration of the pandals,” the administration directed the Durga Puja committees.

    The Kamrup (M) district administration also issued emergency numbers to ensure safety and security:

    District Administration Control Room: 0361-2733052/1077

    Police Control Room: 0361-2464557, 2461556 and Dial-100

    Fire and Emergency Services Control Room: 0361-2737680,2735933,2735935,9435960618

    GMC Control Room: 8811007000,7399003001,7399003002,7399003003,7399003004

    APDCL Control Room: 7086077374,9954192104, 9954192105

    NDRF Control Room: 9435117246

    Photo credit: makemytrip.com

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