Security has been tightened up before the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the city on Sunday.
The Prime Minister will attend the inauguration programme of the three-year-long Centenary Celebration of Gaudiya Math and Mission on Sunday evening at Netaji Indoor Stadium. Keshari Nath Tripathi, Governor of West Bengal, Tathagata Roy, Governor of Tripura and the State Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim will also be present. Modi is scheduled to land Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport at around 5.30 pm. From there he will directly go to Netaji Indoor Stadium. After attending the inaugural programme, he will be visiting Gaudiya Math at Baghbazar, where he will be present during arati in evening. He is also scheduled to take a look at the under construction Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Museum which is coming up close to the math at Baghbazar.
From Gaudiya Math he will leave for the airport at around 7 pm. Necessary steps have been taken to assure that no untoward incident takes place in the city during the PM’s visit. Officers of the city police’s bomb and dog squads were found carrying out frisking operations in and around the places where Modi is scheduled to visit. The officers were also found carrying out checking at different places including the parking lots and kitchens in Netaji Indoor Stadium. From Saturday morning police personnel were posted at the entrances and exits of all the venues where the PM will be visiting. Senior police officers of the city police’s intelligence branch had visited the venues to check the security arrangements.