Vulnerable places, including parade grounds where functions will be held, dams, bus stands, railway stations and government building were under tight security in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, officials said here on Saturday. An alert has been sounded in the two states in view of the eve of Republic Day with police and para military personnel manning key public places, they said.
While Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will unfurl the tricolour at Ludhiana, his Haryana counterpart Bhupender Singh Hooda will be the chief guest at the state level function at Nuh in Mewat district of the state.
Bomb and dog squads have been pressed into action
Meanwhile, Punjab governor will take salute from parade at Patiala, his Haryana counterpart Jagannath Pahadia will unfurl the flag at Gurgaon. All check posts along the inter-state borders on Punjab and Haryana, too, have been put under maximum alert, officials said.
Services of dog and bomb squads have been taken to sensitise the vulnerable places across Punjab and Haryana, officials said. Vehicles, entering into the towns, are also being checked, while hotels are under observation of the security forces, they said.