Indore: Security was beefed up at the railway station and airport following the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s transit visit to Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport on Tuesday. Meanwhile, operation of flights was not affected due to VVIP movement.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on a transit visit while leaving for Dhar to address a public meeting. In the back drop of Pulwama suicidal terror attack and India Air Force’s strike at terror camps in Pakistan, the security at stations was tightened. JK Jayant, PRO of Ratlam division of Railway said following the PM’s visit, special security measures were taken at the railway station.
RPF and GRP personnel conducted armed patrolling at all platforms. The dog squad was pressed into service to sniff luggage of passengers at platforms and trains. The activities of the passengers were also monitored through the CCTV cameras from control room.
At Devi Ahilyabai Holkar airport the security was already tightened for the last few days. However, air passengers have been advised to report 2 hours prior to the departure of flights.
Airport Director Aryama Sanyal said the airport was on high alert. Since PM’s aircraft was parked at the apron, therefore no passenger flight was affected by the VVIP movement.
Greetings for PM
On his arrival at 2.20 pm, PM Modi was welcomed by Minister Tulsi Silawat, Mayor Malini Gaud and some BJP workers. He arrived here in a special aircraft of Indian Air Force at 2.20 pm and just within 5 minutes, he left for Dhar in a special helicopter of the IAF.
On return from Dhar, LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Minister Tulsi Silawat mayor Malini Gaud and Commissioner Akash Tripathi saw off the PM at airport.