Visakhapatnam: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Visakhapatnam on 11 and 12 November. Thousands of people and various dignitaries are likely to attend the open meeting in the surrounding areas of Andhra University Engineering College Ground. In view of this, the city traffic police have announced the following traffic diversions in the city for 12 November.
· All types of vehicular traffic will be prohibited from III Town police station junction side towards Maddilapalem AU arch.
· Traffic restrictions are likely to be imposed from 6 a.m to 3 p.m on 12 November. Regular travelers are advised to postpone their journeys if possible.
· On 12 November, a special route will be allocated for dignitaries attending the public meeting. From Novotel, Circuit House, vehicles will pass through Gollalapalem junction, Asilmetta, take the special road (BRTS) allotted to them at Swarna Bharathi Stadium and reach Maddilapalem AU arch.
· A relevant route map is also being given to motorists coming to the venue in various vehicles (buses, cars).
· All types of heavy vehicles will be diverted towards Anakapalli via Anandapuram, Pendurthi, Sabbavaram from 6 a.m to 3 p.m.
· Traffic restrictions will be imposed from Pedda Waltair, Kurupam Circle towards III Town police station, from Swarna Bharathi towards Maddilapalem, from Maddipalem towards Pithapuram, Mangapuram Colony, mainly around Maddilapalem and Andhra University from 6 a.m to 3 p.m.
Security in the city has been beefed up and a total of 6,700 officials and staff have been deployed. Also, 420 armed reserve personnel, pickets, guards, check-posts and rope parties are deployed to check the entry of "unsociable forces" into the city.
· 600 bomb disposal personnel will conduct a thorough inspection of the city's main roads and public meeting areas.
· 200 personnel are used exclusively for public convoys.
· 600 personnel of Special Security Forces (Greyhounds, APSP, Octopus) along with Quick Reaction Teams have been kept alert for emergencies.
· A 160-strong police force has been set up to monitor anti-social forces.
· 1,400 traffic personnel will be set up to monitor the meeting area, the VIP areas, the vehicles coming to the meeting, and the city traffic.
· 3,500 law and order personnel will provide full security at various places, including the airport, INS Dega, along roads where VIPs will travel, the Prime Minister's roadshow, the assembly area at AU Engineering College Grounds, and other important areas of the city.
· Inspections are being conducted in hotels, lodges, resorts, and guest houses under the jurisdiction of all police stations in the city for the last five days.