Stage set for Modi, Hollande’s visit to Gurgaon
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande will jointly lay the foundation of Interim Secretariat of the International Solar Alliance on January 25.gurgaon Updated: Jan 20, 2016 01:28 IST
The stage is set for the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande who will be in Gurgaon to jointly lay the foundation of Interim Secretariat of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) on January 25.
Given the high-profile visit, falling on the eve of the Republic Day, the city police and the administration authorities are taking no chances and have tightened security.
The event will be attended by senior ministers apart from delegates from India and France.
“Elaborate security arrangements would be in place for the day given the sensitivity of the visit,” said a district administration official after attending a meeting of the police, administration and other authorities.
The Secretariat will be established on the National Institute of Solar Energy campus, in Gwal Pahari area of the city on the Gurgaon-Faridabad Road.
While the area, the official said, would be fortified a day or two before the scheduled event, the vicinity will remain a high-security zone. Officials said public movement would also be prohibited near the venue a day before the event.
“A control room would be set up at the venue and the Gurgaon police will take over the security charge a day or two before the event,” the official said.
The International Solar Alliance, comprising nearly 120 countries, was launched in Paris in the presence of both Modi and Hollande during the UN climate summit on November 30 last year. Hollande will be the chief guest at this year’s Republic Day function in Delhi.
The Prime Minister is likely to receive Hollande in Chandigarh on January 24, the first day of his visit.