Lodha Belleza in Kukataplly, billed as one of the tallest towers in the State capital, has no direct connection with the Conference of Parties-11, beginning from October 1. For the police, however, the height of this building is a cause of concern from the security point of view though it is located about five kilometres away from the HICC in Madhapur, the venue for the CoP meeting on biodiversity.
Not leaving anything to chance, the law enforcement agencies are planning to station armed policemen on rooftops of over 200 buildings around the venue of the biggest event.
Police would also take over the Lodha Belleza building too a few days before the CoP meeting on biodiversity begins.
It’s not just the rooftop sentries, but the vast tracts of open lands near the HICC that will also be kept under close surveillance.
“Though Lodha Belleza is far away from the venue, we do not want to take any chance. If not provided security cover, these buildings could be used by some trouble mongers,” a police officer confided. In addition to posting armed policemen on rooftops, police officers are planning to deploy patrol teams to keep a check on open lands on either side of the road between the Charminar replica on the main road to the HICC campus.
In addition to police deployments at strategic points, there would be motorcycle patrol teams who would keep a watch on road stretches.
Police are planning to keep two policemen on a bike to cover one or two kilometres of road stretch. Twenty such routes have been identified for round the clock patrolling.
Another level of security is to be provided by foot patrol teams, who would walk between designated spots, it was explained.