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Police step up security in Kovai shopping hubs

DC | V. PALANIAPPAN
Published Oct 9, 2014, 11:23 am IST
Updated Mar 30, 2019, 10:41 pm IST
Coimbatore city police have stepped up vigil in the busy shopping hubs at Town Hall
Barricades have been installed at Town Hall shopping area in the city. (Photo: DC/File)
 Barricades have been installed at Town Hall shopping area in the city. (Photo: DC/File)
CoimbatoreWith Deepavali less than a fortnight away, Coimbatore city police have stepped up vigil  in the busy shopping hubs at Town Hall, Oppanakara Street and Cross Cut road.
 
Coimbatore city police commissioner K. Viswanathan said that  security arrangements have been made in all the shopping areas in the city in view of the upcoming Deepavali festival.
 
The police  have set up  watch towers to monitor the crowd in the shopping areas. Wooden barricades have been put up for half a kilometer from Town Hall to Raja Street to prevent  traffic congestion as well and avoid pedestrian movement on the main roads.
 
Three clock towers have been set up  in three different locations at Town hall  to keep tabs on the pickpockets who are on the prowl in crowded areas.
 
The cops are also making announcements on how to remain alert while shopping. Policemen in uniform and plain clothes have been given pictures of habitual offenders and ex-convicts to nab them. And the Big Bazaar police have also printed the pictures of the pickpocket thieves and the shoplifters in a flex board and kept in the public view.
 
Surveillance has been stepped up at shopping malls and  shopping areas of Cross Cut Road, Oppanakkara Street, Raja Street, Big Bazaar Street, 100 Feet Road, DB Road, TV Samy Road, Tiruchi Road and Avinasi Road.
 
In case of any theft or pickpocket or emergency, the public can contact control room Number 100  and near Town Hall shopping area the public can contact  0422-2306482
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Location: Tamil Nadu




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