Security beefed up for PM's Arunachal Pradesh visit tomorrow

Unprecedented security arrangements have been made in Arunachal Pradesh capital in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit on Friday to attend the 29th Statehood Day here at Indira Gandhi Park.

PTI| Last Updated: Feb 19, 2015, 15:17 PM IST

Itanagar: Unprecedented security arrangements have been made in Arunachal Pradesh capital in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit on Friday to attend the 29th Statehood Day here at Indira Gandhi Park.

Capital Superintendent of Police Seiju P Kuruvilla said besides state police forces, CRPF, IRBn have been engaged for security while barricades have been established in all vulnerable points.

Round the clock patrolling has been launched in the state capital while all the vehicles were being thoroughly checked at entry points and several pockets of state capital,he added.

The capital police also issued traffic advisory for commuters while carrying of lethal weapons, tobacco products in the venue has been banned.

Modi will inaugurate the three day 'Festival of Arunachal' which will be on till February 22.

The Prime Minister will also flag-off the Naharlagun to New Delhi AC Express Train on the same day besides, inaugurating the Itanagar Water Supply Scheme.

He will also lay the foundation for Strengthening of Power Transmission and Distribution System in Arunachal Pradesh.

Meanwhile, all preparations for the Statehood Day celebrations have been completed.

Chief Minister Nabam Tuki accompanied by cabinet ministers, President, APCC, Padi Richo and high level government officials on Wednesday inspected the preparations at the venue, an official communique informed.

A Food village with 107 food stalls and another 120 stalls of exhibition has also been put up.

Rendition of local rituals, Sufi and Bhakti music will be the main attraction of this year's celebration which will be complemented by performances of Tetseo Sisters, Yesterdrive, Immortals, Alobo Naga & The Band, and several others.

To mark the celebration, a marathon race, 'Run for Vision 2030' with the motto 'Together we will do it', is also being scheduled on February 21 next.

The race will start from Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun and will finish here at IG Park, Itanagar.

The final match for Chief Minister's Trophy Men's Football will be kicked off at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun on the first day of the 'Festival of Arunachal'.