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Security reviewed for PM’s visit, around 20,000 people expected to visit

noida Updated: Apr 02, 2016 23:36 IST
Dhananjay Jha
Dhananjay Jha
Hindustan Times
Narendra Modi

The administration and the SPG conducted a final check of all security arrangements on Saturday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

Around 20,000-25,000 people are expected to attend the e-rickshaw distribution event that will be held on Tuesday in Sector 62, Noida.

The administration took a final stock of the security and other arrangements at the venue on Saturday. The special protection group (SPG) and the local administration reviewed the arrangements at the spot. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the event between 4 and 5 pm on April 5.

“The Prime Minister will distribute e-rickshaws. The ‘chai par charcha’ and ‘mann ki baat’ programmes have also been organised. Modi will address the gathering later. After distributing e-rickshaws to 10 people, Modi will launch the Stand Up India scheme. The PM will then flag off a rally of the entire crew of e-rickshaws available there,” said NP Singh, district magistrate (DM) Gautam Budh Nagar, adding that nearly 25,000 people are expected to attend the event.

“We have made all arrangements with the police staff, traffic and parking facility for guests. The administration has made arrangements so that the normal traffic movement is not disrupted. Fire services and medical facilities will also be available at the venue,” Singh said.

“The Stand Up India initiative is aimed at creating jobs and promoting entrepreneurs by extending loans at cheaper rates. This is main focus of the event,” said Vijay Pandey, director Bharatiya Micro Credit (BMC), which is organising the event.

The SPG team visited the ground on Saturday and approved the Noida police’s security plan.

SPG officials discussed the Prime Minister’s travel route and instructed the police and the administration on security measures and other arrangements.

“We have made all arrangements as per the SPG instructions,” said Dinesh Yadav, superintendent of police (SP) city, adding that adequate police force will be deployed for security and traffic purposes.

The traffic on road from NH 24 to Mamura and from Labour Chowk to NIB (near NH 24) will be smooth but internal traffic on Sector 62 roads will be restricted on the day of the event.