CS reviews security for Modi's first visit as PM to Bihar

Updated on Jul 22, 2015 11:25 AM IST
Chief secretary Anjani Kumar Singh is in charge of the security arrangements for the proposed visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Muzaffarpur on July 25.
Hindustan Times | ByAjay Kumar, Patna

Chief secretary Anjani Kumar Singh is in charge of the security arrangements for the proposed visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Muzaffarpur on July 25.

Singh asked officials to make foolproof security arrangements during the day-long visit of the PM.

This would be Modi’s first visit to Bihar after being sworn in as the Prime Minister. His last visit to the state capital on October 27, 2013 was marred by a series of blasts by Indian Mujahideen operatives, though his election rallies went off without a hitch last year.

Keeping in mind the high threat perception of the PM, the state government officials are leaving no stone unturned to make his visit trouble free.

The chief secretary reviewed arrangements made by different agencies, including building and road departments, railways, police department with inspector general of police of Tirhut zone, Paras Nath and senior SP of Muzaffarpur Ranjit Mishra present at the security review.

A team of special protection group (SPG) of Prime Minister’s security has already reached Muzaffarpur and carried out the sanitisation of the venue, the Chakkar Ground, owned by Indian Army. Modi is to launch the NDA’s campaign for the Bihar Assembly elections, scheduled some time in October November this year.

After reviewing the arrangements, being made at Chakkar Maidan, divisional commissioner of Tirhut Atul Prasad directed the officials to install more than 50 gates for entrance of the audience.

“The venue of the function has been sealed and the entire University area has been turned into a fortress. No vehicle is being allowed to roam in and those entering the venue and the Bhim Rao Ambedkar Bihar University campus are being properly frisked,” said IG Paras Nath.

Speaking to HT, divisional commissioner Atul Prasad said, the officials are leaving nothing to chance as regards the security of the Prime Minister.

“The dais for the occasion is being made fully with concrete. No iron rods or any metal is being used in it. We have charted out a detailed plan for traffic management. More than one dozen parking lots are being established in the outer circle of the town. All the vehicles will be parked at such places,” he said, adding, “Traffic will be restricted in a radius of two kilometers radius”.

Meanwhile, Radha Mohan Singh, convener of the programme, said that the highly sophisticated audio equipment were being installed on the ground so that the people could hear the leaders clearly.

“The audio equipments are being transported from New Delhi and water proof pandals are being pout up to cope with bad weather,” he said.

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