Madhya Pradesh: Security heightened ahead of PM Modi’s Bhopal visit on Friday

Bhopal: In view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Madhya Pradesh on Friday, Security has been ramped up in the state capital.

An official of the Public Relation Department said, Modi is scheduled to arrive at the airport around 4 pm and thereafter will head to address an (Sainik) ex-servicemen Sammelan at Lal Parade Ground.

The Prime Minister will inaugurate the Shourya Smarak built at Arera Hills spread over an area of 12.67 acre land and constructed with a cost of Rs 41 crore.

He will meet the Jain saint Acharya Vidhyasagarji Maharaj at a Jain temple.

The official said, He will remain in Bhopal for nearly three hours before leaving for his onward destination.

Raman Singh Sikarwar, (DIG) Bhopal Deputy Inspector General of Police said, 5,000 policemen have been deployed at the airport, route and the venue of the three events.

Vehicles entering into the district are being searched, while security drills are also being carried out, Sikarwar said. police were keeping an eye at public places like bus stands, stations and hostels.