Jharsuguda:Odisha Police have made elaborate security arrangements ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit to Jharsuguda and Talcher Saturday.
Top officials of the state police and personnel of Special Protection Group have been deployed in the area.
Director General of Police (DGP) Dr RP Sharma Thursday reviewed the security arrangements through a video conferencing and directed his officers to deploy adequate forces at strategic locations.
The DGP also instructed the officers to prepare contingency plans, for carrying out adequate patrolling in and around the meeting venues, checking at railway stations, bus stops, busy market places, among other vulnerable places.
The officers were also instructed to make proper plans for crowd dispersal after completion of the programmes and to bring all routes between helipad and the meeting venue under CCTV surveillance. The DGP also directed the officers to check hotels and lodgings.
ADG (Modernisation) Binaytosh Mishra and ADG (Provisioning) YB Khurania have been posted at Talcher and Jharsuguda respectively for supervising the security arrangements ahead of the Prime Minister’s visit there. Director (Intelligence) Sunil Roy, IG (Intelligence) RK Sharma and IG (Law and Order) Amitabh Thakur were also present during the meeting.
Modi is scheduled to lay the stone for revival of Talcher Fertiliser Plant and dedicate the newly-built Jharsuguda airport to the nation. He will also inaugurate a MCL railway line between Jharsuguda and Sardega in Sundargarh district. The Prime Minister will also unveil two coal mines in Sundargarh district.