Published: August 18, 2020 4:58:40 am
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is all set to take over the security charge of Statue of Unity — world’s tallest statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel with a height of 182 metre — located in Kevadia in Narmada district. On Monday, the first batch of CISF personnel arrived in Kevadia and underwent Covid-19 antigen tests as part of the protocols. Officials said that the personnel tested negative but have been sent to self-quarantine for seven days, following which, an installation ceremony will be held.
As many as 272 CISF personnel have arrived in Kevadia and been sent to self-isolation in designated barracks, officials said. Nilesh Dubey, Deputy Collector, Kevadia, Narmada and also the Chief Administrator of Statue of Unity, said, “It has been under consideration since last year to hand over the security to CISF. The date of installation ceremony will be decided later.”
Officials said that CISF will guard the Statue of Unity to ensure a smooth flow of tourists once the facility reopens later this year. Currently, the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) and the local police in Narmada…