With the town gearing up for All-India Congress Committee (AICC) vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s rally, scheduled to be held here on Thursday, state police have beefed up the security in the hill town.
The 16-km stretch from Gaggal Airport to the police grounds, the rally venue, has been divided into 21 sectors, and more than 1,200 police personnel would be deployed for Gandhi’s security.
Kangra police chief Balbir Thakur said each sector would be supervised by an official of the rank of deputy superintendent of police or superintendent of police. He added that Gandhi would arrive at Gaggal Airport at 11am, and would head to Dr Rajendra Prasad Medical College Auditorium at Tanda to attend a meeting of ex- servicemen.
“After the meeting, Gandhi will arrive at Dharamsala via Gaggal Sakoh and will address the rally,” said Thakur, adding that the AICC vice-president would interact with party workers in Chopal programme after the rally and would return to Delhi in the evening.
He said special arrangements were being made to avoid traffic chaos in the town and vehicles arriving from different areas would move on specified routes.