Preparation underway for PM’s visit to Aligarh on Sep 14

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Aligarh, Sep 11 : Amid elaborate security arrangements, a German made Hangar Pandal is being prepared in Lodha Moosepur in an area of ​​3 lakh sq ft for the meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on September 14.

PM is slated to lay the foundation of a state university and Aligarh node of the Defence corridor.

The waterproof pandal has a capacity to accomodate more than one lakh people. Along with one main platform, two subsidiary platforms are also being prepared, officials here on Saturday said.

These two platforms will be allotted for VVIPs of Aligarh and Agra divisions. Along with this, 500 coolers are being arranged in the pandal. More than 30 LED screens are being installed. The setting up of the pandal will be completed by Sunday. After this the rehearsal will start here while the team of PMO can also come to Aligarh soon.

About one to one and a half lakh people are likely to attend the proposed PM’s meeting on September 14. The main platform will be 80 by 32 feet. Just behind it, the 40×12 digital panel at the top will act as the backdrop. Two auxiliary platforms of 16×36 are being built.

The exit and entry gates are being prepared in such a way that no one faces any problem in reaching the parking lot. Different sectors are being created to control the overcrowding. At present, hundreds of laborers are engaged day and night on the spot. More than 200 laborers are engaged in cleaning the grounds. At the same time, more than a hundred workers are engaged in preparing the helipad. Five helipads are being built at the venue itself.

Due to the program of the Prime Minister, the teams of PMO and SPG were also on the spot to review the security arrangements at the meeting place.

District Magistrate Selva Kumari J said here on Saturday that the preparations were in full swing and it would be completed in time.

The DM, however, instructed the officials to work on war footing.

“Arrangements for water tankers and mobile toilets should be made in time. RTPCR and antigen testing camps will also be organized on the spot,” she said.


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