PRAYAGRAJ: Tight security has been placed following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheduled visit to Prayagraj on Saturday.
The Prime Minister will be in the city in order to distribute disability aids like walking sticks and wheelchairs at the Parade Ground to over 27,000 people.
Security is high due to the ongoing anti-CAA protests in Prayagraj's Roshan Bagh. For the event, police personnel from seven districts of Prayagraj will be deployed for the upcoming event. The venue will have the deployment of 6 IPS-rank officials, 12 ASPs, 50 circle officers, 90 inspectors, 30 sub-inspectors, 1,600 constables and 200 women constables. Also, 10 companies of paramilitary forces, an SPG team, eight companies of PAC, a bomb defuse squad and sniffer dogs will also be roped in.
On Thursday, the district authorities have announced the restrictions on the usage of drone cameras. ADM (city) Ashok Kumar Kanojia said, "If anyone wants to use drones for personal use, he/she would first have to seek permission from the district administration."
The district administration will be trying to create a new Guinness World Record by the distribution of the largest number of disability aids from a single location.
Team of 55 doctors, 47 paramedics and 56 ambulances will be at the event to counter any emergency.
The entry of commercial and heavy vehicles will be restricted for 24 hours and that will be starting from Friday night.
After the event, Modi will head for Chitrakoot to attend the celebration of one-year completion of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi that was launched in Gorakhpur, last year.