Mumbai Police and GRP announce steps to ensure public safety ahead of Holi celebrations


Mumbai Police and GRP announce steps to ensure public safety ahead of Holi celebrations
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The country and Indians all over celebrate Holi on the 10th of March. Several top political leaders have mentioned that they will not celebrate the festival amidst concerns of the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Keeping this in mind, there have been concerns among citizens of Mumbai regarding the celebrations. Another source of concern for the authorities, as it is each year, is public safety.


The Mumbai Police and the Government Railway Police (GRP) are reportedly taking steps to ensure safety and order across several key stations of the city. This will include the stations at Bandra, Wadala, Dahisar, Mulund, Bhandup, Govandi, Mankhurd, Mumbra, Kurla, Mahim, Vashi, Cottan green, Mahalaxmi, Jogeshwari, and Diva.


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The GRP has reportedly located 15 sites in and around the Western, Central and Harbour lines where people are likely to throw water balloons at the local trains. The authorities will keep a check on this and book the guilty under section 308 of the Indian Penal Code (attempt to commit culpable homicide). 


It is said that the Mumbai Police will deploy more personnel in the Western and Eastern expressways to make sure no trees are cut for Holika Dahan which will be celebrated a day before Holi on the 9th of March this year.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he will stay away from Holi celebrations this year, which is a sentiment echoed by several other top leaders as we mentioned above.

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