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Independence Day Preparations in Full Swing at Golconda Fort


HYDERABAD: As the city gears up for the upcoming Independence Day festivities at Golconda Fort, where Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao is set to hoist the national flag, the State Director General of Police, Anjani Kumar, led a comprehensive review of the event’s arrangements.

During the extensive review meeting, officials from various departments were briefed about the meticulous steps planned for the grand occasion. Special Commissioner Ashok Reddy from the Department of Information and Public Relations disclosed that the event would be visible to all, thanks to the installation of 14 large LED screens. Additionally, to ensure widespread coverage, 10 camera units have been strategically placed, and efforts have been made to ensure uninterrupted live broadcasting.

Reassurances were provided to the DGP that every measure has been taken to guarantee the comfort and convenience of all attendees, including chief guests, officials, and visitors. Managing Director of the Jalmandali department, Danakishore, conveyed that the department has arranged for an ample supply of one lakh water packets and 25,000 water bottles.

In case of any medical emergencies, Health and Medical Department officials announced that four ambulances would be stationed at the venue, with one room designated at the Golconda Primary Health Centre to provide necessary medical aid. The Fire Department contributed to the preparations, revealing the readiness of three fire engines, six firefighting bikes, and four ladders.

To ensure uninterrupted power supply, Srinivasa Raju, Secretary of the Electricity Department, and representatives from the Roads and Buildings Department disclosed plans to install special generators and waterproof sheds. Furthermore, a warm welcome awaits the Chief Minister, as 1200 artists are set to perform at the venue.

Traffic Additional CP Sudhir Babu highlighted the arrangements made for parking, accommodating a total of 1930 vehicles. Separate parking zones have been designated for ministers, senior government officials, MLAs, MPs, media vehicles, and general attendees. City Police Commissioner CV Anand, Additional DG Swati Lakra, and several officials from various departments also participated in the meeting. The GHMC has additionally coordinated sanitation efforts to ensure a clean vicinity around Golconda Fort, ensuring a smooth and successful Independence Day celebration.


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