CHANDIGARH:The city has transformed into a fortress, and all schools will remain closed on Friday on account of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit for the inauguration of the international airport. While in Punjab, the PM will also attend the convocation ceremony at PGIMER and will address a public rally here.
Sources said that besides the 5,000 strong police personnel, commandos and Israeli-trained Special Weapons and Tactics Teams (SWAT) have been deployed to keep vigil. Special Protection Group (SPG) teams headed by an Inspector General of Police level officer in the city have chalked out Modi’s security plan and groups from the Haryana and Punjab police force have been sent to assist the Chandigarh Police. Moreover, the Chandigarh Police has cancelled leave applications of all officers and personnel.
A full dress rehearsal was carried out by the police and security agencies on Thursday. The international airport at Mohali, that will be inaugurated by Modi, saw heavy police protection.