Tight security cover for PM's visit on February 25

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Coimbatore, Feb 21 (PTI) Security has been beefed up in and around the city, particularly around the airport, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit on February 25, police said.

Modi would arrive here at around 3 PM from Puducherry to attend an official function in CODISSIA Complex here.

He is scheduled to dedicate some projects to the nation.

Later, he would attend a BJP election meeting.

In view of the visit, the police said they have thrown a thick security blanket and deployed armed policemen round- the-clock at all the 11 checkposts.

Besides, additional checkposts in sensitive and vulnerable areas would be set up and patrolling intensified on the day of Modi's visit, the police said.

Stating that strict vigil would be maintained at high- rise buildings and apartments near the venue, they said public places like bus stands and railway stations would be brought under surveillance.

A NSG (National Security Guard) team is expected to visit the city in two days to review the security arrangements, they added. PTI NVM NVG NVG