CHENNAI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi altered his schedule and arrived 75 minutes earlier at the Chennai Airport for the second informal summit between him and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Mamallapuram.
He was greeted by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami and other state ministers. Following the welcome, the Prime Minister arrived at the Thiruvidanthai helipad from where he reached the Taj Fisherman's Cove Resort & Spa at Kovalam. However, there is no change in the schedule of Chinese President XI Jinping, who is scheduled to arrive at 1:30 pm.
PM Modi reaches Taj Fisherman's Cove Resort & Spa at Kovalam where he stays today and tomorrow @xpresstn— T Muruganandham (@muruga_TNIE) October 11, 2019
The East Coast Road was heavily barricaded with police checkposts sealing all entry points to the main road as BJP and AIADMK cadre waited eagerly for the arrival of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the helipad.
The entire East Coast Road is sealed for the Second India-China Informal Summit with even journalists made to camp at a resort 15 km from Mahabalipuram. The Fishermen's Cove Hotel where in the Prime Minister is staying has been barricaded by policemen.