Tight security arrangements in place for PM Modi’s Odisha visit


Cuttack: The Commissionerate Police has put tight security arrangements in place for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit to Odisha on May 26 to mark completion of four years of his government, officials said.

As many as 100 platoons of police force (80 in Cuttack and 20 in Bhubaneswar) will be deployed as a part of the security arrangements.

A high-level meeting was held on Thursday at Biju Patnaik International Airport here where PM Modi is scheduled to land before leaving to Cuttack.

Besides, a mock land drill was conducted by Indian Air Force at a makeshift helipad constructed near Naraj where the Prime Minister’s helicopter is scheduled to land.

The Commissionerate Police has also made special arrangements for traffic management and there will be few diversions on different routes to prevent road congestion during the Prime Minister’s visit.

Earlier on Wednesday, a seven-member team of Special Protection Group (SPG) had taken stock of security arrangements at Bali Yatra Ground in Cuttack.

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