Madhya Pradesh: Security heightened ahead of PM Modi's Bhopal visit 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.

 Madhya Pradesh: Security heightened ahead of PM Modis Bhopal visit on Friday

PM Modi. PTI

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.

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Updated Date: Oct 14, 2016 09:35:22 IST