House panel takes stock of security on TN coast

Published: 16th June 2012 07:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th June 2012 07:48 AM   |  A+A-

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, at the end of its two-day visit to Tamil Nadu, met with a high-ranking delegation of the State government on Friday. Coastal security, modernisation of coastal police station and security arrangements at the atomic power complex at Kalpakkam, the Chennai Harbour and the Manali Refinery were discussed.

The committee on Thursday visited the Kalpakkam atomic complex and reviewed security there, before heading to the Chennai Harbour.

While senior BJP leader L K Advani was with the delegation on Thursday, he was replaced by senior party colleague Venkaiah Naidu.

The meeting took place on Thursday evening at the Hotel Le Royal Meridien in Guindy.

Emerging from the meeting, Naidu told reporters that the meeting had reviewed coastal security in Tamil Nadu and discussed issues relating to the matter. The modernisation of coastal police station, a key component of the coastal security structure, was also discussed with the State government delegation consisting of government officials, top cops and Coast Guard.

Apart from Naidu, the delegation consisted of V Maitre-yan, Babulal Marandi, Ramen Deka, Adishankar, Gagan Das, D Raja, Joint Home Secretary R K Srivastava, Lokesh Jha, Shambu Singh, Rajya Sabha Secretariat Joint Secretary P P K Ramacharyulu and Joint Director T K Mishra.

The Tamil Nadu government was represented by Chief Secretary Debendranath Sarangi, Home Secretary R Rajagopal, Revenue Secretary Rameshram Mishra, Public Department Secretary Kumar Jayant, Special Progra-mmes Implementation Secretary J Radhakrishnan, Revenue Administration Joint Secretary M Jayaraman, Chennai Corporation Commissioner D Karthikeyan, Chennai Collector S Jayanthi, and Coastal Security ADGP Sylendra Babu amongst others.

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