Madhya Pradesh: Security heightened ahead of PM Modi's Bhopal visit on Friday
Security has been ramped up in the state capital in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Madhya Pradesh on Friday.
Bhopal: Security has been ramped up in the state capital in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Madhya Pradesh on Friday.
Modi is scheduled to arrive at the airport around 4 pm and thereafter will head to address an ex-servicemen (Sainik) Sammelan at Lal Parade Ground, an official of the Public Relation Department said.
He will meet the Jain saint Acharya Vidhyasagarji Maharaj at a Jain temple.
Later, the Prime Minister will inaugurate the Shourya Smarak built at Arera Hills spread over an area of 12.67 acre land and constructed with a cost of Rs 41 crore.
He will remain in Bhopal for nearly three hours before leaving for his onward destination, the official said.
Bhopal Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Raman Singh Sikarwar said 5,000 policemen have been deployed at the airport, route and the venue of the three events.
He said police were keeping an eye at public places like stations, bus stands, hotels and hostels.
Sikarwar said vehicles entering into the district are being searched, while security drills are also being carried out.
The Chhattisgarh CM made the statement a day after an SUV, allegedly transporting ganja between MP and Odisha, ploughed into a religious procession in Jashpur district, killing one and injuring 17
Police denied the allegation that the Muslim family was attacked by a mob for not following an order to vacate the Hindu-dominated Piwday village
Modi will land in Kushinagar from Delhi and Rajapaskha will fly in directly from Colombo at the new Kushinagar International Airport which will be inaugurated the same day by Modi