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Haridwar : 17 August, 2015

With just four months to go for the Ardh Kumbh fair, the mela administration has started imparting training to special mela force personnel. The first batch of 206 non-gazette mela force personnel began their six-day training at Armed Training Centre today.
The mela force personnel were taken to Har-ki-Pauri and were briefed about the core mela zone of Brahmakund and adjacent Ganga ghats, entry and exit routes, local markets, temples-shrines and other strategic locations. Deputy Inspector General (Ardh Kumbh) GS Martolia stressed on crowd management, discipline and coordination with senior and mela force personnel.
Citing the previous Maha Kumbh 2010 experience, the DIG said then mela force personnel had shown a high level of commitment, determination, dedication and duty because of which made four crore pilgrims were managed easily.
The DIG said mela force personnel would be given specialised training in 18 phases, the first phase of which began today.
“Besides emphasis on crowd management, thwarting terror attack, traffic management impetus is also being given on intelligence collection-sharing, stampede, bomb explosion, fire incidents and effectively carrying out duty,” the DIG added.
Ganga Sabha president Purushottam Gandhivadi and OSD to Chief Minister Purushottam Sharma informed trainees about historical and mythological aspects related with Ardh Kumbh and the pilgrim city.
While ATC Commandant Neeru Garg, Superintendent of Ardh Kumbh force Sweta Chaubey, DSP Training Virendra Dabral, DSP police lines Heera Singh Rauthan and Assistant Commandant ATC RS Bisht addressed Ardh Kumbh force trainees on security, crowd management and behavioural aspects.
At the training
The Ardh Kumbh mela force personnel were taken to Har-ki-Pauri and were briefed about the core mela zone of Brahmakund and adjacent Ganga ghats, entry and exit routes, local markets, temples, shrines and other strategic locations.
Deputy Inspector General (Ardh Kumbh)  GS Martolia stressed on crowd management, discipline and coordination with senior and mela force personnel.
Courtesy: The Tribune






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