March 6, 2015
Tight security measures by State Govt ensures peaceful Dol Yatra
Dol Yatra was celebrated with gaiety and fervour in West Bengal on Thursday as revellers took to streets armed with sprinklers since morning.
The West Bengal Government had taken elaborate security measures to avoid any untoward incidents.
Policemen were deployed at every crossings. Mobile Police vans and policemen on motorbikes kept vigil in the lanes and by-lanes of the city. The Kolkata Police took help of aerial surveillance drones and CCTVs which are placed at strategic points in the city to keep watch.
Streets got rainbow-coloured as people played with colours of different hues to mark Holi, known as ‘Dol Yatra’ in the State.
‘Basanta Utsav’ was celebrated at the newly set up Rabindra Tirtha in Rajarhat
The police arrangements on Thursday will be in place on Friday too.
Police Helplines for Holi:
Distress helpline: 100
Kolkata Police Control Room: 22143230 / 22141310