With just 17 days left for the CoP-11, the City police claim to be ready to welcome delegates from around the world who will be in the City to discuss issues of biological conservation.
If it was not for the board outside and the uniformed men around you would mistake it for the swanky office of a multinational firm or a high-profile IT company.
The command and control room the City police opened for the CBD at the hi-tech building looks smart, prim, efficient and well-equipped.
For 19 days from October 1 when the world delegates gather here to discuss the vexed issues of saving biological diversity, this set up will serve as the nerve centre. “We are ready to meet the world,” announces Madhapur division DCP K Goverdhan Reddy.
The first floor control set up has all the available technology to man the law and order during the event.
All works are computerised and all those manning the station would be in the rank of sub inspector and above who are adept at handling English and are trilingual.
The cops are going to look smart and behave smart, senior officers explained. All events connected with CBD will be handled by this control room though the area comes under the Madhapur police station.
Three DCPs are going to be on call and commissioner of police Ch Thirumal Rao will oversee things. DCP of Madhapur T Yoganand will be in-charge for day-to-day works. The control room will work 24 hours and all the venues are digitally controlled with CCTV panning every area under the activity.
There are going to be two complaint cells — one common and the other for women.
As thousands of delegates and scores of heads of state are going to be here, besides the prime minister, president and vice president, the City will witness an precedented security set up.
At least 6,000 police personnel drawn of central forces, NSG, RAF and paramilitary forces will be in attention to see that the gala event is conducted smoothly.
The CBD is going to draw a lot of attention from the rebels and protesters such as protagonists of Telangana, human rightists and many others.
Police will have a tough time ensuring order. The control room will be dismantled once the conference is over.
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