Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Ayodhya on December 30 to inaugurate the city’s new airport and railway station. Following this, he will return to Ayodhya on January 22 to participate in the Pran Pratistha ceremony of the Ramlalani idol at the Ram Temple.
In preparation for these events, strict security arrangements are being implemented to ensure no disruption to the programme. Ayodhya Range IG Praveen Kumar has been appointed as the nodal security officer.
Security responsibilities will be shared among four agencies. Alongside the Uttar Pradesh Police, PSC and CAPF personnel will also be deployed for security during the events on December 30 and January 22.
The Uttar Pradesh Police’s Special Security Force (UPSSF), trained along the lines of the CISF, has been deployed in Ayodhya. UPSC teams are patrolling the area to monitor individuals with criminal tendencies.
Additionally, the UP ATS is monitoring all inputs in conjunction with central investigation agencies and intelligence agencies. Two UP ATS commando teams are stationed in Ayodhya, and police patrols will be conducted on the Sarayu river, with PAC’s flood company overseeing the patrol.
To aid in security efforts, CCTV cameras are being installed at every square and street in the city with the assistance of the District Administration and the Municipal Corporation Ayodhya Development Authority. The influx of devotees is also being monitored through drone cameras, with a separate control room established for CCTV and drone surveillance.