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New security plan for Pashupati area



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By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, Aug. 6: The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) has introduced a high security plan to mininimise illegal and criminal activities in the Pashupati area to zero.
The proposed fourth master plan of the PADT has new security plan to discourage pick pocketing, fights, sales and consumption of alcohol and cheating at the Pashupati area, the holiest site of the nation.
Teams from the Nepali Army, Armed Police Force, Tourist Police, Traffic Police and volunteers will be mobilised to control all unwanted activities in the holy place, said Dr. Milan Kumar Thapa, treasurer of the PADT.
From a decade, the security guards of the Trust have been patrolling the Pashupati area, although teams from Nepal Police and the Armed Police Forced have also been stationed there for security.
The security plan will focus on protection of property and objects of the archeological values of the Pashupatinath Temple and its surroundings.
According to Thapa, a walkthrough entrance gate will be built and metal detector will be set up at special temples like Pashupati and Guheshwori and CC camera will be fixed at Pashupati, Guheshwori, Jayabageshwori, Gaurighat, Dhandarkhal, Devudhan, Aryaghat, Bhasmeshwor Ghat, 15 Shivalaya, Ram temples and other areas.
A fire control system will be managed at the main temple and other big monuments, lights will be fixed at the open area and siren will be set up to alert the security guards during emergency, he said.
Under the new security plan, round the clock security will be provided to the entire Pashupati area. It will identify the prohibited and risky area and will display notice boards to make people aware about such areas.
The Trust has categorised Pashupati, Guheshwwori, Bhuwaneshwori, Jayabajeshwori, Bishworupa temple, Migrasthali, Bhadareshwor, Kriyaputri Ghars and Bankali as highly sensitive areas.
Information and communication desks will be set up at different parts to provide necessary information to the devotees. Entry and exist systems on the Pashupati premises will be managed in a scientific way, Thapa added.  

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