Bhubaneswar: Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place to provide full-proof security cover to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his two-day visit to Odisha on April 15 and 16. Odisha Police is pressing over 100 platoon force apart from central paramilitary units such as CRPF, ITBP and CISF for the security arrangement.
Four IG-ranked officers 15 SPs, 50 inspectors and 308 SIs will supervise the security across five sectors. Roof-top surveillance near Janata Maidan and Raj Bhawan has been mounted while Quick Reaction Teams would sweep the city on these two days. An hour before the Prime Minister’s visit to a particular area, that concerned area will be declared a ‘no flying zone’, the DGP added.
The police today held a security mock drill from the airport to Janata Maidan for the Prime Minister’s visit. The PM’s motorcade includes as many as 127 vehicles. Among all the heavy weight leaders, two VVIPS will be protected by the SPG and 29 VIPs will be guarded by Z-plus security.