Boston’s annual India Day celebration will not return to the Charles River Esplanade this Saturday after the cost of increased security measures imposed since the Marathon bombings forced organizers to cancel the event.
The event is among the highest profile Esplanade gatherings to be canceled as a result of the additional, costly security required by the Department of Conservation and Recreation and Massachusetts State Police after the Boston Marathon bombings. India Day has been held for some 20 years, organizers say, and more than 10,000 people have attended in years past.
A State Police spokesman said India Day’s security plan called for 27 state troopers, including troopers from the bomb squad, K-9, and marine units, paid for 7½ hours. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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