Surveillance stepped up on banks of river Yamuna

Security agencies have strengthened their surveillance on the banks of Yamuna as some programmes of US President Barack Obama`s will be held in localities which is near the river, sources said tonight

Updated: Nov 07, 2010, 00:43 AM IST

New Delhi: Security agencies have
strengthened their surveillance on the banks of Yamuna as some
programmes of US President Barack Obama`s will be held in
localities which is near the river, sources said tonight.

Already a general alert has been sounded in the
capital a day ahead of the US President arriving in the city
where he will stay till Tuesday morning.

Sources said they were leaving nothing to chance and
have strengthened surveillance on the banks of Yamuna river.

"There is no specific intelligence but we are not
leaving anything to chance. We are taking all adequate steps
to ensure the security of the visiting President," a senior
security official said.

Obama is slated to visit Humayun`s Tomb tomorrow while
he will offer his tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on
Monday. Both the localities are near the river banks.

Sources also said they are also keeping a tight vigil
on the flyovers near Humayun Tomb and Rajghat to ensure that
no untoward incident take place during Obama`s programmes.

Opposite to ITC Maurya where the US President stays is
the central ridge. "We have stepped up security at the ridge
area also," the official said.

-PTI