Unprecedented security arrangements marked the day-long visit of Chief Minister K. Rosaiah to Guntur district on Saturday.
A virtual security blanket was thrown around the C.M who took part in a slew of inaugurations afternoon and took part in a national seminar on textiles before winding uphis tour by attending a Youth Congress meet at Tubadu village.
A total of 1,200 police personnel from Guntur and neighbouring Prakasam and Nellore took part in the bandobust arrangements during the visit.
Movement of vehicles on busy NH-5 was stopped while the C.M's convoy criss-crossed the roads.
While Superintendent of Police D.S Chauhan supervised the security arrangements in Guntur town, S.P Prakasam, CSN Raju manned the programme at Tubadu.
The police undertook extensive vehicular checking at all entry points to Guntur a day before the visit.
The ground at Acharya Nagarjuna University where the chopper carrying the C.M touched down, was kept out of bounds for public. Only ministers, MLAs and former MLAs were allowed in the enclosure.
After some spirited persuasion by senior ministers, the S.P allowed party leaders to greet C.M after his arrival.
The movement of lens men was also restricted.
In view of an earlier incident at Police Parade Grounds, when the make-shift tent collapsed, the police did away with the arrangements all together.