Prime Minister Modi to visit Manipur today
Imphal, Jan. 3 (EMN): The authorities in Manipur on Monday tightened security in the state ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the election-bound North-eastern state.
Armed and unarmed police and central security forces were deployed at strategic locations in and around Imphal since early in the morning.
It may be mentioned that Manipur Police teams had been conducting search operations in and around the state capital since the last few days to prevent any unwanted incidents before and during the visit of the PM.
In the meantime, hectic preparations are on to welcome Prime Minister Modi by installing welcome gates by different state government departments along the road leading to the public rally venue from the airport.
During his visit here, PM Modi will inaugurate 13 projects worth around INR 1,850 crore and lay the foundation stone of nine projects worth around INR 2,950 crore. He will also address a public rally at Hafta Kangjeibung in Imphal East district.
In view of the upcoming visit of PM Modi on January 4, all petrol pumps situated along Bir Tikendrajit International Airport to Sanjenthong Bridge in Imphal have been directed to remain closed from 8 am of January 4 till the time of departure of the Prime Minister.
In an order issued by Deputy Commissioner of Imphal West District, measures were being initiated to secure the route and facilitate smooth visit of the Prime Minister. The DC also notified that the entire stretch of road and surrounding areas from Bir Tikendrajit International Airport to Sanjenthong Bridge and roads leading to RIMS, Lamphel have been designated as ‘Red Zone’ under Section 19 of the Drone Rules, 2021 and operation of any unmanned aircraft system (drones) including nano and micro category shall be prohibited from 8 am of January 4 till the time of departure of the Prime Minister.
Similarly the use of any unmanned aircraft system (drones) will be strictly prohibited on January within the radius of 5 km from the venue without prior permission as per “The Drone Rules 2021,” DC Imphal East District said in a notice.
Meanwhile the proscribed umbrella organisation Coordination Committee (CorCom) on Sunday announced that it has boycotted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit by imposing a total shutdown in the state from 1 am of Tuesday till the PM leaves the state.
Medical activities, emergency cases etc. will be exempted from the purview of the total shutdown, CorCom said in a release.