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Elaborate security arrangements for PM Modi’s visit in Arunachal

Tight security arrangements will be in place at the airport and the venue where Modi will address a public meeting.

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Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Police has made elaborate security arrangements for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Hollongi (Itanagar) to inaugurate the newly-constructed  Donyi Polo Airport on Saturday.

Security and surveillance has been beefed up in the Itanagar capital region in view of the Prime Minister’s visit tomorrow, police sources said, while adding that tight security arrangements will be in place at the airport and the venue where Modi will address a public meeting.

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The Prime Minister will also dedicate to the Nation 600 MW Kameng Hydro Power Station, from the venue, official sources said.

“We are making foolproof security arrangements. Along with VVIP’s security, expediency for public entry is also being taken into account,” Itanagar Capital Complex SP cum Nodal Officer (Security) Jimmy Chiram said.

Without divulging further, he said, “We have made detailed arrangements in the whole area. We have covered the whole area of the airport and the surrounding area so that there is no transgression in the area.”  

“We have also installed CCTV cameras. We are taking all care and providing necessary security, not just during the function but the process of security related work started 10 days back, to ensure a fail-safe security,” Chiram said.

Meanwhile, the Papum Pare district administration has issued an advisory for the movement of general public and vehicles in view of the PM’s visit.

The entry at the airport gate will be allowed from 6 am onwards while the entry will be closed at 8 am, the advisory issued by Balijan ADC in-charge Marchina Boria said.

The movement of vehicles along Chimpu-Hollongi road may be restricted from 6 am to 9 am. All the vehicles (except coming to attend the inaugural function) coming from Assam via Hollongi to be stopped at Hollongi check gate. From 11 am till the end of the inaugural function at Donyi Polo Airport, Itanagar, vehicles coming from Itanagar to Hollongi may be restricted at Chimpu check gate, the advisory said.

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