Bhubaneswar: Security arrangements have been beefed up in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack city in view of President Droupadi Murmu’s two-day visit from February 10.
Commissionerate Police DCP Prateek Singh said 40 platoons of the police force will be deployed during President Murmu’s visit to the Twin City. Altogether 200 police officials are being mobilised and they will be entrusted with the security arrangements, he added.
In addition to this, plain-clothed police personnel as well as rooftop security forces will be deployed as part of the security measures. The full dress rehearsal will be conducted on Thursday for a review ahead of her visit.
Singh said that the preliminary part of the security review, including a guard of honour, will be conducted at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA). All security arrangements are being made following the rule book.
During her two-day visit to Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, the President will attend two programmes in Bhubaneswar and one in Cuttack. She is scheduled to visit the Lingaraj Temple to offer prayers on February 11 morning.
Tight security measures will be ensured all the way from the airport to the Raj Bhawan and the venues of the President’s programmes. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel will look after the President’s security at the airport during Murmu’s arrival and departure.
The President is scheduled to attend the convocation of Rama Devi Women’s University in Bhubaneswar and another programme at Utkal Mandap on February 10. The following day, President Murmu will visit the Lingaraj temple in the capital city and then inaugurate the 2nd Indian Rice Congress at ICAR, Cuttack.