Bengalureans all set to celebrate 72nd Independence Day at Manekshaw parade ground :
Bengaluru is gearing up for the 72nd Independence Day.The grand parade will be organised at Maneskshaw Parade Ground in the city.
On the occasion of 72nd Independence Day celebrations, 208th Lalbagh flower show was conducted in Bengaluru to pay a floral tribute to the Indian Armed Forces.
Chief Minister of karnataka HD Kumaraswamy with other dignitaries is scheduled to arrive just before 9 am and will then hoist the National Flag.
Bengaluru city Police commissioner T. Suneel Kumar and deputy commissioner Vijay Shankar briefed the media about the security arrangements made for the August 15.
Every year,we make elaborate security arrangements with tight police security is provided at vital places in the city to prevent untoward incidents.To ensure this, three additional police commissioners, nine deputy police commissioners,16 ACPs, 46 inspectors will be on duty. A total of 1,500 police personnel will make sure that I-Day will be held in all its grandeur at Manekshaw parade ground.Speaking about the security arrangements for the event, Police Commissioner Sunil Kumar said a total of nine DCPs, 16 ACPs, 46 PIs, 102 SIs, 77 ASIs, 540 HCPs, 75 female police personnel, and 114 men in plain clothes will be deployed for the event. For traffic management, 2 DCPs, 7 ACPs, 24 PIs, 38 PSIs, 61 ASIs, 263 HCPs, and 1,500 constables will be deployed on the day.
Within the ground, 9 platoons of KSRP and 5 of CAR, 3 fire engines, 2 ambulances, 2 quick response teams, and a unit each of D-SWAT, RIV,RAF 1 platoon and Garuda Force will be deployed. Some hospitals around the venue have been alerted to keep beds ready.The police have also made elaborate traffic arrangements to facilitate smooth traffic movement around the parade ground on August 15.Vehicle parking in and around Cubbon Road and M.G. Road is prohibited. Because of shortage of parking place, participants and invitees have been requested to use public transport he added.
Visitors are prohibited to carry cigarettes,alcohol, lighters, sharp objects, firearms, pamphlets, aerated drinks, still and video cameras, flags, crackers, and explosives.
A total of 1,130 people will be part of the marching contingent comprising members from NCC, Goa Police, Scouts and Guides, Seva Dal, and school students.Three cultural acts will also be performed by students of government schools. Special invites have been sent to transgenders, HIV patients, orphans, elderly, specially-abled and farmers.The CM will officially flag off the Green Karnataka scheme at the event, as part of which he will plant a sapling and also distribute a few.