Chennai: Ahead of the arrival of the Chinese Premier Xi Jinping to India, Kanchipuram district collector Ponnaiah received threat letters from anonymous persons. As a result, security arrangements have been reviewed and additional teams of police have been formed to maintain strict vigil.
President Mr. Xi Jingping tweeted that he will be also visiting Nepal after the meetings
President #XiJinping will attend the second informal meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra #Modi and pay a state visit to #Nepal from Oct. 11 to 13, at the invitation of Modi and Nepali President Bidhya Devi Bandari, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson announced Wed pic.twitter.com/3WMainzCBY
— People's Daily, China (@PDChina) October 9, 2019
Mr Xi is visiting Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu on 11 and 12 October for a series of meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mr Xi will reach Chennai airport by 1 pm on October 11 after which he will drive to a private five-star hotel in Guindy. On these two days, he will travel to Mahabalipuram to attend the meetings with the Prime Minister and return to the hotel in Chennai to stay. He will leave Chennai on October 12.
Schools and colleges in and around Mahabalipuram have been advised to remain closed for two days. From Wednesday onwards, visitors will not be allowed to visit tourist spots in Mahabalipuram. The sea has also been closed.
Most of Mahabalipuram, including the ECR, OMR and the beaches have been cordoned off for the general public. Warships will be docked on the ECR coast for display.
According to reports, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has suspended public entry to monuments in Mahabalipuram Monuments like Arjuna’s Penance, Krishna’s Butterball, Five Rathas, and Shore Temple will remain closed till the conclusion of the visit.