The police camp that has come up at Jubilee Park on Thursday. Picture by Bhola Prasad
In a bid to instil confidence in revellers out to make the most of the holiday season, Jamshedpur police are going all out to ensure they face no trouble at popular picnic spots even on weekdays.
As a part of the initiative, two crowd-pullers Jubilee Park and Dimna Lake have been given first-aid kits and armed police jawans to keep vigil round the clock.
The police camps that became functional on Thursday morning will be in place till mid-January.
Confirming the initiative, deputy superintendent of police (city) K.N. Choudhary said the directive to set up camps had been issued by special superintendent of police Akhilesh Kumar Jha.
We have spoken to the district civil surgeon for deputing health personnel along with first aid kits at these camps at Jubilee Park and Dimna Lake for any medical emergencies which can arise. The camps would also have armed cops from the local police stations and also jawans from Rapid Action Police (RAP) in two shifts to keep a tab on miscreants, said Choudhary.
The first aid kits would comprise medicines for fever and ORS solutions, instruments to measure blood pressure, bandages, antiseptics solutions, cotton wool, anti histamines and cream for insect bites and stings.
Jubilee Park is under Bistupur police station while Dimna Lake is in the jurisdiction of MGM police station.
Each camp would have around 20 jawans from the local police station and equal number from RAP. There would be adequate number of women constables at both the camps.
Jubilee Park is spread over 200 acres with a zoo and a lake and Nicco amusement park right at the heart of the city.On weekends it witnesses 7,000 to 9,000 footfalls per day.
Dimna Lake is nestled at the foot of the scenic Dalma Hills and lies in Patamda block.