PM visit: Punjab SWAT team, commandos in Chandigarh

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Sep 09, 2015 13:14 IST
Workers install a tent for an upcoming rally to be addressed by the Prime Minister at Sector 25 in Chandigarh. (Karun Sharma/HT)

After displaying courage during the flushingout operation at the Dinanagar police station in Gurdaspur during the terror strike in July, the Punjab Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team has reached Chandigarh to secure it for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit on September 11.

The Israel-trained 25-member team will manage the security along with the Chandigarh and Haryana Police. Two Punjab Police units of 60 commandos each have also reached the city.

In all 5,000 cops will be guarding the three venues the PM is scheduled to visit. UT superintendents and deputy superintendents of police will also remain deployed at the venues along with the Home Guards and paramilitary forces.

Ensure foolproof arrangements: Solanki to officials

To review the preparedness for the PM visit, the governor of Punjab and Haryana and UT administrator Kaptan Singh Solanki held a high-level meeting with senior UT and police officials on Tuesday. The governor directed them to ensure foolproof arrangements.

As per the schedule, after reaching the city, the PM will first proceed towards the international airport to inaugurate it. After that, his cavalcade will reach the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER). Later, the PM will reach the Sector 25 rally ground around 11.30am to address the crowds and hand over keys of Sector-63 CHB flats to successful allottees.

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