Security enhanced in Belgaum for presidents visit
The President Pranab Mukherjee will be in Belgaum on October 11 to inaugurate the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha, participate in a programme organised by the Ramakrishna Mission Ashram at Risaldar Galli, and confer the Jnanpith Award upon writer Chandrashekar Kambar at Mahatma Gandhi Bhavan in the evening.
SP Sandeep Patil said four SPs, 14 DySPs, 50 CPIs, 250 ASIs and 2,000 constables and sub-constables will be deployed for controlling crowds and managing traffic. 30 door frame metal detectors and hand-held metal detectors will be installed at the four programme venues to be attended by the President on the day.
No mobiles phone would be allowed at the venue of the inaugural function at SVS.
Entry for the President, VIPs and invitees, Ministers and press persons will be from the main gate of the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha. Entry for the public will be from the south gate.
For the function of Ram Krishna Mission Ashrma at Risaldar Galli, only 150 invitees will be allowed and for the function at Gandhi Bhavan 1200 people with passes only would be allowed.
There would be some major traffic diversions on October 11 as the President’s convoy would be coming in the heart of the city at Risaldar Galli and then to Gandhi Bhavan.