Security Beefed Up for Modi's Arunachal Visit

Unprecedented security arrangements have been made in AP in view of Modi\'s visit on Feb. 19 for the 29th Statehood Day at the Indira Gandhi Park.

Published: 19th February 2015 05:08 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th February 2015 05:08 PM   |  A+A-


ITANAGAR: Unprecedented security arrangements have been made in Arunachal Pradesh capital in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit tomorrow to attend the 29th Statehood Day here at Indira Gandhi Park.

Capital Superintendent of Police Seiju P Kuruvilla said besides state police forces, CRPF, IRBn have been engaged for security while barricades have been established in all vulnerable points.

Round the clock patrolling has been launched in the state capital while all the vehicles were being thoroughly checked at entry points and several pockets of state capital,he added.

The capital police also issued traffic advisory for commuters while carrying of lethal weapons, tobacco products in the venue has been banned.

Modi will inaugurate the three day 'Festival of Arunachal' which will be on till February 22.

The Prime Minister will also flag-off the Naharlagun to New Delhi AC Express Train on the same day besides, inaugurating the Itanagar Water Supply Scheme.

He will also lay the foundation for Strengthening of Power Transmission and Distribution System in Arunachal Pradesh.

Meanwhile, all preparations for the Statehood Day celebrations have been completed.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki accompanied by cabinet ministers, President, APCC, Padi Richo and high level government officials on Wednesday inspected the preparations at the venue, an official communiqué informed.

A Food village with 107 food stalls and another 120 stalls of exhibition has also been put up.

Rendition of local rituals, Sufi and Bhakti music will be the main attraction of this year's celebration which will be complemented by performances of Tetseo Sisters, Yesterdrive, Immortals, Alobo Naga & The Band, and several others.

To mark the celebration, a marathon race, 'Run for Vision 2030' with the motto 'Together we will do it', is also being scheduled on February 21next.

The race will start from Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun and will finish here at IG Park, Itanagar.

The final match for Chief Minister's Trophy Men's Football will be kicked off at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun on the first day of the 'Festival of Arunachal'.

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