Staff Reporter

Coimbatore: Additional Director-General of Police, K. Radhakrishnan (Law and Order) on Saturday asked police officers being drafted for bandobust duty to reduce inconvenience to the people during the forthcoming World Classical Tamil Conference.

Utmost efforts would be taken to ensure that normal life of Coimbatore citizens was not affected during the conference days.

He was addressing a briefing session for police officers being drafted for bandobust duties during the Tamil meet.

Commissioner of Police - Coimbatore City C. Sylendra Babu; Inspector-General of Police - West Zone P. Sivanandi; Madurai City Police Commissioner, P. Balasubramanian; DIGs of Police, B. Bala Naga Devi (Coimbatore Range), G. Venkataraman (Salem), P. Thamaraikannan (Vellore), Shailesh Kumar Yadav (Dindigul), K.P. Shanmugarajeswaran (Tirunelveli), Amalraj (Tiruchi) and H.M. Jayaram (Armed Police) besides 30 officers in the rank of Superintendents of Police.

Mr.Radhakrishnan told The Hindu that the officers drafted for bandobust duties were briefed on the duties assigned to each official, the nature of work, the human resource available and the human resource required for each assignment.

The meeting discussed the security measures to be undertaken taking into account the visit of the President of India on the inaugural day of the conference (June 23).

The discussions were also on providing security at place of stay of the VVIPs, dignitaries, delegates and along the procession route and conference venue besides handling the public gathering at the conference, along the procession route and effective traffic management without traffic snarls.

Similarly, the officers were briefed on crowd control, traffic regulation, parking arrangements to be done on the first day as well as all the five days.

On the first day, there will be an inaugural function at CODISSIA besides a procession of floats.

Officers were asked to make sure that traffic diversions and hold-ups are done to the minimum required extent to ensure that the public are not forced to put up with major inconveniences.

The meeting also discussed the likely issues, problems that could crop up while handling an event of such a major size.