Thursday 23 Mar 2023

Police hold meet over security of G-20 events

The Goan Network | MARCH 19, 2023, 01:01 AM IST


Director General of Police Jaspal Singh has urged various agencies -- roped in for the upcoming G-20 Summit in Goa – to show professionalism while also insisting that VIP delegates should not endure traffic bottlenecks.

In a security coordination meeting chaired by DGP Singh at Police Headquarters, representatives of various departments such as Fire Service, Tourism, Information and Publicity, Public Works, representatives of both the airports, etc discussed several aspects of the meetings including security arrangement.

“I have briefed the representatives of various departments about the significance of the meeting, particularly highlighting the status of G-20 in the international conferences. It is a time for various agencies to showcase their professionalism. Since delegates from all developed countries would be attending the conference the security agencies should ensure that their movement within the state is smooth and no bottleneck is created on the roads,” he said.

Citing the importance of safety with practical examples he emphasized that all systems of fire and electrical safety should also be thoroughly checked. It was also decided to set up a multi-agency Control Room at the venue for better coordination. The ATS Unit will provide anti-terrorist cover to the venue.

Emphasizing the importance of coordination, DGP explained that the police department is not solely responsible for security arrangements but all other agencies of the State have a clearly defined role in ensuring the safety and security of the venue and delegates.

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