Pranab Mukherjee to visit state on July 12
Governor Kesari Nath Tripathi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will also be attending the programme. President will be staying in Darjeeling for three days.
The senior district officials held a meeting with the Chief Minister during her recent visit to North Bengal about the arrangements that need to be made for the President’s visit.
Later, the District Magistrate, other senior administrative officials and police officers held another meeting to assure that no untoward incident takes place in the hills during the stay of the President.
A senior police officer said that the entire area where the President will attend the programme will be brought under tight security and the police officers will be undertaking frisking operations from two days ahead of his arrival.
Movement of traffic on certain roads will be restricted during the visit of the President. An elaborate diversion plan for movement of vehicles has been chalked out and it will be followed accordingly as and when required during the stay of Mukherjee in the hills.
Since restriction of vehicular movement on certain roads in the hills causes massive inconvenience to the people, the plan has been chalked out in such a way that both the purposes are served. “The people will not face any inconvenience and at the same time there will be no problem in the VIP movement,” a police officer said.
As expected that there will be a huge gathering during the visit of the President, both sides of some stretches of certain roads will remained cordoned off and no one will be allowed to cross the area.