Delhi ready to receive Obama

New Delhi: The national capital was fully prepared to receive US President Barack Obama, who lands here on Sunday for a three-day visit. Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said security has been tightened and there will be no problems.

“All security arrangements are in place. There will be no problem anywhere,” he told reporters.

An unprecedented security net has been spread in Rajpath and surrounding areas in view of Obama, the chief guest for this year’s Republic Day parade, sitting there in the open for around two hours.

Thousands of CCTV cameras and security officials are in service for around the clock vigil.

All routes from ITC Maurya, the hotel where the US president would be staying, to Rajpath are being monitored.

All entry points to India Gate have been sealed and a seven-layer security net has been put in the area, sources said.