Agra administration asked to prepare for Obama visit

The Agra district administration has been asked to make all necessary arrangements for the likely visit of the US president Barack Obama later this month.

Lucknow: The Agra district administration has been asked to make all necessary arrangements for the likely visit of the US president Barack Obama later this month.

"The local administration in Agra has been asked to make all arrangements in advance," IG (Law and Order) A Satish Ganesh said.

He however added that there has been no official communication about the visit of the US president to the city.

Till now, some senior officials of the US embassy have got in touch with the local administration in Agra, the IG said.

Expecting a visit by the US President, officials have been asked to perform a security drill and beef up the security.

"They have also been asked to send in their request for extra force in keeping with the security norms so that arrangements could be made beforehand," IG said.

To questions, the IG said that alert has already been sounded because of Republic Day and since an important guest would be there on the occasion, all necessary arrangements are being made. 

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