Security tightened for PM Narendra Modi’s Odisha visit

Bhubaneswar: A thick blanket of security will be in place for the scheduled Odisha visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow. As many as 45 platoons of police force will be deployed for Modi’s visit, informed IG (Central Range) Soumendra Priyadarshi after reviewing the security measures today.

Senior police officials informed that four SPs, 30 DSPs and 10 additional SP rank officers along with 50 inspectors and 100 officers will be deployed as part of the security arrangements made for Modi’s visit.

“All the police arrangements have been made as per the specific security guidelines and our focus will be on security as well as crowd management,” said Priyadarshi.

PM Narendra Modi will arrive in Bhubaneswar at around 1 pm tomorrow and will inaugurate IIT Bhubaneswar’s new campus, lay foundation stone for Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) and unveil projects worth Rs 14,523 crore. Later, he will address a public gathering at Gosala ground in Khurda.

“We have made provision for parking of vehicles at 5 places and the movement of vehicles on the National Highway will be restricted. No water bottles, pouches will be allowed inside the public meeting venue while special forces and quick action teams will also be deployed,” Priyadarshi added.