Tight security for PM’s Bengaluru visit as he arrives to greet Isro scientists on Chandrayaan-3 success

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BENGALURU: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi scheduled to visit the Isro-Istrac facility at Peenya tomorrow, the city police have made strict security arrangements, including diversion of traffic on some roads. About 2,000 police personnel, including senior officers, will be deployed to oversee security.

Prime Minister Modi, who is in Greece today, will arrive at the HAL airport by a special flight and will travel by road to Peenya where he will felicitate the Isro scientists on the success of the Chandrayaan-3 Moon mission. The bomb squad and dog squad have already done a sweep of the Isro facility

In view of the PM’s visit, traffic will be restricted on some roads from 4.30 am on Saturday till 9.30 am. Citizens have been advised to take alternate routes during that time. Movement of heavy vehicles will also be restricted from 4 am to 11 am.

Meanwhile, the state BJP unit had planned a 1-km roadshow by the PM to celebrate the success of the Chandrayaan-3 mission. Former minister R Ashoka said today that a roadshow will be held and citizens can greet the PM. A grand welcome is also planned at the HAL airport, he said.

However, some time later, Union minister Shobha Karandlaje said , “The PM will come straight to Isro after concluding his Greece visit and discuss about Aditya L1 mission with the Isro scientists. He will be welcomed at the airport, but there is no plan to have a roadshow.”

This will his first visit to the state after the May Assembly election. The party has planned to line up thousands of people and workers on either side of the road, holding the Tricolour, to greet the PM as he heads to the Isro facitity at Peenya Dasarahalli. This is expected to give a big boost to the party which is reeling from the electoral loss.

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