Two days ahead of the International Yoga Day to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Captitol Complex, Chandigarh, a team of the PM’s Special Protection Group (SPG) overviewed the security arrangements here.
Sources said the SPG team along with the senior police officials visited the Capitol Complex in the morning, Raj Bhawan in the afternoon and the airport in the evening. They said the team checked the CCTV cameras installed around the complex and outside the Punjab Raj Bhawan where the PM is expected to stay.
The team also verified the security points and the position of guards and policemen deployed at these locations. A fleet of around 4,000 paramilitary personnel have already landed in Chandigarh while prohibitory orders have been issued at several places. Around 7,000 security personnel will be on duty during Modi’s visit. Of these, 4,000 are paramilitary forces jawans while 3,000 cops will of Chandigarh Police.
Rain likely on yoga day, says Met
The city is likely to witness light rain on June 20 and June 21, the day International Yoga Day is being celebrated.
Local meteorological centre director Surinder Paul said, “There are 30% chances of thundershowers on June 20 and 60% chances of light rain on June 21. The thundershowers may occur during early morning or afternoon.”