5,000 Cops Drafted In For PM’s During His Telangana Visit


Hyderabad: Over 5,000 police personnel will be deployed as part of the security arrangement for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s maiden visit to Telangana on August 7. Around 1.5 lakh turnout is expected at the joint public meeting to be addressed by Modi and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao at Gajwel in Medak district.

“Our priority is to maintain peace and security during the Prime Minister’s visit. As many as 5,000 police personnel will be deployed during his visit. We have identified four specific locations where security will be at its peak.

Security on the way from Hyderabad to Gajwel will be tightened,” Deputy Inspector General of Police (Hyderabad range), Akun Sabhrwal told on Friday.

The officer said a total of 50 fixed metal detectors will be installed at all important entry points of the public meeting. “The ground where the public meeting will be held has a capacity of 2.5 lakh. We expect the crowd to be around 1.5 lakh for the meeting,” he said.

During his visit, Modi is scheduled to launch ‘Mission Bhagiratha’ at Komatibanda in Gajwel mandal. The mission is the water grid project which aims at providing safe drinking water to every household across Telangana in the coming four years.

Modi will also lay foundation stones for the renovation of Ramagundam Fertiliser Factory at Karimnagar, Kaloji Health University at Warangal, Kothapalli-Manoharabad railway line in Medak district and for the 1,600 MW thermal power project by NTPC. The PM will dedicate to nation the 1,200 MW power project by state-run Singareni Collieries. Modi will also address a meeting of BJP workers in Hyderabad later on Sunday evening.