Lucknow turning into fortress ahead of PM's visit on Dussehra

Lucknow turning into fortress ahead of PM


Lucknow : Lucknow is virtually turning into a fortress in view of the one-hour long special visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi here to celebrate Dussehra on October 11. The officials of the elite Special Protection Group (SPG) have taken their position and were monitoring the security to be made at the Aishbagh Ramlila ground where Mr Modi will attend the religious programme. As the day will be the eve of Moharrum and Lucknow has a past history of sectoral clashes during the processions, the security personal are taking no chance in making fool proof security. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Lucknow Mayor Dinesh Sharma will welcome the PM. The PM is expected to reach Lucknow by 1810 hrs and the spectators would be allowed to enter the venue from 1630 to 1730 hrs and against the crowd of 25,000 only 5000 would be allowed to enter. The PM will perform arti and will make a small speech and same evening he will return to New Delhi. In Lucknow around 45 Led big screens would be put up at different crossings so that people can watch the live coverage of the function. UP Governor
Ram Naik and Chief Minister Akhikesh Yadav are likely to welcome the PM at the airport. The visit of Mr Modi to attend the religious function gains importance in view of the coming crucial Assembly polls in UP in next three months time. The PM's speech at the function could also give enough impetus to the BJP's poll tirade in UP with focus on terrorism and the opposition attack on the government over politicisation of the surgical strikes. Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police , Lucknow zone , A Satish Ganesh, who is incharge of PM’s security, said the 25-kilometre route between Amausi airport and Aishbagh had been divided in five zones and 10 sectors. The police administration has been directed that commuters should not face difficulties during Mr Modi’s visit to Lucknow and to make sure smooth traffic, the district administration will stop the traffic only for eight minutes when The PM's convoy will move towards Aishbagh Ramlila ground.

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