Commandos to be deployed

Elaborate security measures and traffic arrangements have been made for the road events which will take place on four days — October 9, 10, 13 and 14 — in and around Parliament Street and Noida.

“All buildings on the routes where these events take place have been secured and sanitised. The telephone boxes and electric boxes have also been sanitised,” a senior police official said. Besides Quick Reaction Teams, the official said, Commando hit teams and heli-borne assault teams will also give security to those athletes participating in the road events. Many of the routes where the events will take place has already been barricaded, he said. Police vehicles have also started taking rounds of these routes to prevent any “mischief”.

The trial event for cycling was held last month which provided a helping hand to security agencies in fine-tuning its strategy, the official said.

The walkathon is scheduled on October 9 while the Marathon is on October 14, the final day of the mega sporting event. Both these events will be held in and around Parliament Street. The cycling event is scheduled on October 10 and 13 and will be held also be here and Noida, the official said. All these events will start at 6:30 am.

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