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Mumbai fortified: 10,000 security personnel deployed for PM’s visit

india Updated: Feb 13, 2016 10:10 IST

A motorist rides past a wall bearing the image of the mascot for the 'Make in India Week' in Mumbai. Over 10,000 security personnel have been deployed for PM Modi’s visit to the financial capital.(AFP Photo)

A three-tier security cover has been made with the deployment of 10,000 policemen ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit to Mumbai on Saturday for the inauguration of the ‘Make-in-India’ Week event.

Modi is set to inaugurate the programme at the NSCI Auditorium at Worli in central Mumbai. He is also expected to interact with industry leaders like Ratan Tata, Cyrus Mistry and Mukesh Ambani.

“There would be three-tiered security arrangements in view of PM’s visit here tomorrow,” DCP (Detection) Dhananjay Kulkarni said.

The first tier will have personnel of armed forces, who will guard the venues where the PM will visit, while the middle layer will consist of sleuths in plain and uniformed clothes from both Mumbai Police as well as crime branch, police said.

“The third layer of the security will man the outer-most post of the venues and roads and these personnel will especially belong to city’s police force,” Kulkarni said.

Specialised police personnel from Quick Response Team (QRT), SRPF, Combat Vehicles and snippers will be deployed at specific locations around the venues where the PM will visit, police said.

Over 2,500 international and 8,000 domestic companies will be participating in MIIW, a week-long multi-sectoral industrial event which will be attended by foreign government delegations from 68 countries and business teams from 72 nations.

The participants at the event also include foreign heads of government and states, prime ministers of Sweden, Finland and deputy premier of Poland, besides other Cabinet ministers.