LB Stadium under strict vigil for World Telugu Conference

Considering previous incidents during which some persons climbed foodlights and caused confusion, officials have decided to post police pickets near the four floodlights.

By   |  Published: 14th Dec 2017  12:36 am
Police checking security arrangements at LB Stadium on Wednesday. Photo: Surya Sridhar.

Hyderabad: The towering floodlights at the L.B. Stadium will be under the control of police round-the-clock from December 15 to 19 to ensure the smooth conduct of World Telugu Conference.

Considering previous incidents during which some persons climbed floodlights and caused confusion, officials have decided to post police pickets near the four floodlights.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) D. Joel Davis said the police would be posted at each floodlight round the clock till the completion of the event.

Surveillance cameras would be installed at the entry and exit points apart from covering the entire stadium to keep a constant tab on those moving suspiciously. These cameras would be connected to a separate control room that would be set up at the stadium on account of the conference, he explained.

While She Teams would be keep a vigil on eve-teasers, crime parties would track the movements of snatchers and thieves. Police help desks at Basheerbagh, A.R. Petrol Pump and BJR statue would help delegates on entering premises easily, Davis said.

As many as 3,000 police personnel drawn from various wings in the department and districts would be deployed for the bandobust duty. The traffic police would focus on regulating traffic at the venue while the bomb disposal squad would check the premises regularly.

As cultural programmes would be conducted at Ravindra Bharathi, Lalitha Kala Thoranam, Indira Priyadarshini auditorium and Potti Sriramulu Telugu University among other places, additional police would be deployed at these places, he added.