Situation normal in violence-hit Haldwani; additional paramilitary forces deployed, say officials



Nainital Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Prahlad Meena said additional companies of central paramilitary forces have been deployed at sensitive places in Banbhoolpura. Earlier, over 1,000 security personnel were already deployed in the area.The curfew has been lifted in the rest of Haldwani except the Banbhoolpura area, after which the administration has started streamlining the essential services, the officials said.”Buses, trains, and other essential services have been started in Haldwani. Schools and markets have opened. The restrictions are limited to Banbhoolpura,” the DM said.SSP Meena said essential commodities are being supplied to the residents of the curfew-hit area and more facilities will also be provided to them soon.Banbhoolpura Primary Health Centre and the medical stores in the area have been opened and gas cylinders are also being supplied to the residents, Meena said.General manager of Kumaon Mandal Development Corporation A P Vajpayee said gas cylinders are also being distributed in other curfew-affected areas like Kidwai Nagar, Indira Nagar, and Nai Basti, among others. Along with this, vendors of vegetables, milk, and other essential items are being allowed into the Banbhoolpura area, he said.



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