Tight security arrangements in place for Nepal PM Prachanda's visit

Shimla: Tight security arrangements have been made here for a day-long tour Prime Minister of Nepal, Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, who will be visiting Jhakri in this district on 17 September.

File photo of Prachanda. Reuters

File photo of Prachanda. Reuters

Elaborate security arrangements are being made for the visit of Prachanda who would arrive at Sarahan by helicopter from Chandigarh, a senior police officer said.

Besides deployment of commandos, jawans of reserve battalion and security personnel in plain clothes, bomb diffusion and Dog squads would also be deployed, Inspector General of Police (law and order) ZH Zaidi said.

Also the area would be cordoned off a day in advance, he said.

During his tour here, Prachanda would visit the 1500 MW Nathpa — Jhakri and other projects of Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (SJVNL), which also run the Arun-3 (900 MW) project in Nepal, he said.

The Prime Minister of Nepal would return in the afternoon after inspecting the project, the officer added.

Updated Date: Sep 14, 2016 22:51 PM

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