The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) organisers reviewed the security arrangements at the prime venues, which include Macquinez Palace, Inox Courtyard, Kala Academy and Shopping and Food Festival Streets.
North Goa Superintendent of Police Arvind Gawas said that 500-odd Goa Police Personnel and two platoons of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) will guard the festival venues.
Besides, 200 more police personnel in civilian attire will be posted all around the area. Three quick reaction teams will be placed at important locations and regular patrolling will also be carried out.
He also informed that the venues will be under CCTV surveillance and six watch towers controlled by constables have been installed.
Door frame metal detectors and hand frame metal detectors will be used to screen every visitor at the festival.
This year, only few car passes will be issued enabling them to park near the prime locations. While vehicles of VIP and VVIP will be parked in the Inox Courtyard, vehicles of invitees will have to be parked on Bandodkar Ground.
In addition to the police looking after the security, nearly 150 personnel from the Traffic Cell will be on duty to manage the traffic during the festival.