Heavy security for ‘Chandanotsavam’ at Simhachalam temple in A.P.

Policemen from neighbouring districts to be deployed

Published - May 06, 2019 07:25 am IST - VISAKHAPATNAM

Stage set:  The festival at Lord Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple will be held on Tuesday.

Stage set: The festival at Lord Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple will be held on Tuesday.

A 2,000-strong police force would be deployed for the annual ‘Chandanotsavam’ festival of Lord Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple at Simhachalam, scheduled to be held on May 7.

The district administration and the police department are giving final touches to the arrangements.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP-North) Mr. Prasanna Kumar said that over 2,000 police personnel, including Law and Order, Crime and Traffic, will be deployed at Simhachalam, Adavivaram, Goshala and Hanumanthuwaka to ensure the peaceful conduct of the festival.

According to a senior police officer from Visakhapatnam, a number of policemen are also being brought on deputation from neighbouring districts.

Traffic arrangements

Traffic restrictions would be in place from NAD Junction to Simhachalam via Gopalapatnam and Hanumanthawaka routes. Police said that vehicles coming to the temple would be stopped at Goshala and Adavivaram stops, from where special buses would carry the devotees to the temple.

Special teams of police dealing with crime will be also on the field to check crime during the festival.

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