Mangalore, Feb 17: City Police Commissioner R Hitendra said that the department has deployed several police personnel’s to provide tight security for the ‘Bharata Gellisi’ public rally, which will be addressed by BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Feb 18, Tuesday.
Speaking at the press meet held at his office on Feb 16, Sunday, he said that the department has deployed seven DCP/SP rank officers, 25 ACPs/ DySPs, 67 police inspectors,157 sub-inspectors, 211 assistant sub-inspectors, 1,450 head constables and police constables, 221 women police constables, 135 traffic police staff, 300 home guards, altogether 2,573 police personnel from the city and other districts.
Apart from it, 12 KSRP teams, eight ASCs, one RAF, two bomb detection squads, one disaster management team, 13 check posts, 16 temporary outposts, five fire tenders and five ambulances also have been arranged.
Narendra Modi will arrive at Mangalore airport and proceed to the venue via road and back to the airport after the programme, he added.
Commissioner also said that the organizers have said that around one lakh people will take part in the event, hence the department expects around 75,000 people’s participation.
In order to prevent the traffic problem, the department has also made arrangement for Traffic diversions at various points for the visitors, city buses, private buses and KSRTC buses also to avoid any untoward incidents.
The vehicles will not be allowed to enter the venue or even up to a few kilometers away. Parking facilities have been made at different places to avoid confusion.
Vehicles will enter the city from Kottara Chowki, Nantoor, Pumpwell and Kankandy and exit from Karavali road, Mahakali Padpu road, Kottara Chowki, Nantoor and Kuntikan.
The allotment of parking facilities have been made at Ullal nursing home, Yemmerkere Maidan, Vaman Nayak Nandigudde Maidan, Morgansgate Maidan, Yekkur Maidan, a maidan near Kulur Renault showroom etc, he informed.
The people who will participate in the event will not be allowed to carry matchbox, lighter, water bottle, bag, camera etc and any sort of weapons or explosives, he said.
DCP Jagadish and DCP Vishnuvardhan were present at the press meet.