Jamshedpur Eid: Entry of heavy goods vehicles prohibited, magistrates deployed

Jamshedpur, May 2: The district administration has ordered the deployment of around 600 district police forces accompanied by Rapid Action Force (RAF) jawans at strategic locations in sensitive pockets of the city, particularly in Mango, Sakchi, Jugsalai, Shastrinagar (in Kadma), Dhatkidih (in Bistupur), Masjid Road (in Golmuri) and Bhalubasa (in Sitaramdera). Entry of heavy goods vehicles into the city would be prohibited from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday.

Traffic DSP Kamal Kishore has indicated that in view of Eid, there will be no entry into the city from 5am to 12pm on May 3. During this period, the entry of heavy vehicles into the city will be completely prohibited. At the same time, heavy goods vehicles leaving the city will also not circulate. The operation of minibuses inside the city will remain as before.

He said the operation of mini-buses inside the city will continue as before. On May 3, a police force will be deployed at intersections for traffic management. He called on people to celebrate Eid in a peaceful environment.

The district control room will be functional from 02 to 04 May. To maintain law and order, 29 district magistrates and 36 police officers have been delegated by the district administration. The district control room will remain functional from May 2 to 4 in the morning. The district control room number has been issued by the district administration to the general public. The deputy commissioner called on the people to cooperate with the district administration to maintain peace and order. He said in case of emergency notify the district control room at 8987510050, 0657-2440111.

Pickets will be posted and round-the-clock patrols will be carried out to maintain law and order, he said, adding that peace committee meetings have been held with various communities, who have assured their cooperation to peaceful observance of the festival.

During the meeting, peace committee members from respective police stations were instructed to coordinate with local police station officials and Muslim leaders.

“We want to ensure peaceful celebrations and we are taking action in this regard. Traffic police departments have been instructed to divert traffic on access roads leading to mosques and Idgahs in the morning when prayers are offered. We will also discuss changing the entry ban time limit for heavy vehicles with the traffic police, as a large number of worshipers offer prayers on the roads near mosques and Idgahs,” an official said.

Meanwhile, the Steel City dresses up for the occasion of Eid. The markets of Sakchi, Mango, Bistupur and Jugsalai are full of different types of sweets.

People and their families go out for shopping shortly after breaking the fast and are seen busy buying shoes, suits, ready-made clothes and other items for Eid.

Most of the commercial markets in Sakchi, Bistupur and Mango have been artistically decorated and illuminated with colored lights and streamers to attract shoppers, especially at night.

Most of the fashionable malls and markets were flooded with domestic and foreign goods as traders showcased varieties of ready-made clothes, fabrics, costumes, shoes, cosmetics, jewelry eye-catching and quality three-piece suits for young people that were rarely seen in the past in the city’s lucrative markets.