Ujjain : Police department is busy chalking out the communication methods during the Simhastha fair long meetings are day of order at the police control room where the officers are dwelling over the Simhastha affairs.
SP MS Verma told Free Press that the meetings are regularly held, recent one was organised to discuss the resource management, training of personnel and required rehearsals for the communication system for the upcoming Simhastha fair. Verma said that 2 control rooms will be set up during the fair. One will be located at Simhastha fair core area and the other will be located at the police control room. Both of the control rooms will be in direct communication with the disaster management cell, the railways and hospitals during the fair. As of now, personnel attached with the wireless department receive and send messages with respect to law and order. However, for the Simhastha, they are being also trained on the standard vocabulary used on the incident basis in other words known as Incident Command basis, he added.
The Incident Command System is a tool devised for command, control and co-ordination of emergency response. The city police have sought nearly 2,500 wireless sets for better policing and crowd management during the Simhastha fair and many of them will be linked to public addressing system. The final plan for resource management, training to personnel and rehearsals will be ready within fortnight. The SP said that presently, the police were micro-planning all the requisites for better management of the Simhastha fair. It is possible that a plan may fail due to certain reasons. Thus we are focusing on all the aspects of Design, Equipment, Procedure, Operation, Supply and Environment (DEPOSE) pertaining to the planning of the Simhastha fair and preparing a back-up plan for the same, said the superintendent of police.
The police department has been organizing training for the cops from past one and half year, so they can give duties efficiently during the fair. Officials said the idea of the workshop is to train all concerned officials on disaster management so that they could pass on the knowledge gained to other personnel coming in for bandobust during the religious congregation. Around 25,000 police personnel will perform the bandobust duties during the month long fair.