Summary: "Rath Yatra bandobast is one of the most elaborate, and has been perfected over decades by scores of police officers," said a senior city police official. There will be 26 companies of paramilitary forces including CRPF, Rapid Action Force (RAF) and Border Security Force (BSF). Ahmedabad: A convoy of police vehicles of about 1km length covered the entire 18km Rath Yatra route on Thursday morning as senior police officials surveyed the route in vehicles and on foot, while taking stock of local issues. Recently, the NSG's newest hub was operationalized near the state capital Gandhinagar. Over 2,000 police personnel participated in the exercise.The dress rehearsal for maintaining security for the Rath Yatra, comprising all senior police officers including city police commissioner, commandants of paramilitary forces and armed police, will take place on Friday morning.Over 2 lakh participants will be hosted Jagannathji Temple and Saraspur.
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