Red alert sounded in Srinagar ahead of Modi’s visit CNS reports from Indian occupied Kashmir

Srinagar: A multi-tier security setup has been put in place ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu Kashmir on Saturday amid alert sounded in capital city Srinagar and high degree of vigilance at vital installations.

All entry and exit points into Srinagar and Jammu have been sealed by police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) who allowed vehicles to enter the cities only after thorough checking and frisking of the occupants.

Modi who is arriving here tomorrow will tour all the three regions of the state during his visit. He will inaugurate the 330 MW Kishenganga hydroelectric power project in Bandipora district in the Kashmir Valley on Saturday.

He will also lay the foundation of the Zojila tunnel in Drass area of Kargil district. Modi will also attend the 100th birth anniversary of revered Ladakhi spiritual leader, Kushak Bakula, in Leh town.

Modi will also address the convocation of the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) in Jammu on Sunday before returning to New Delhi.

Security officials told news agency CNS that multi-tier security set up has been put in place. He said the security setup includes elaborate deployments, area domination, checkpoints and alertness in restive areas and vigilance on vital installations in the region by various security agencies.

In wake of call for Lal Chowk Chalo, authorities are likely to impose restrictions in and around Srinagar city. A security official said that city-centre Lal Chowk will be sealed and it will be out of bounds for general public. The Boulevard road right form Dalgate to SKICC has been sealed and traffic plan has been changed while most of the private vehicles will not be allowed to ply on picturesque Boulevard road on Saturday.

“Intelligence grid has also been activated to gather the information about the activities of inimical elements and the inputs are discussed with other sister agencies” the official said. (CNS)

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