Staff Correspondent

MYSORE: An unprecedented security cover has been ensured in the city in the wake of President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's visit on Sunday.

The President will be arriving in the city to deliver the second special lecture under a series of talks organised by the Foundation for Unity of Religions and United Citizenship.

On Saturday, the Mysore police conducted a trial run on the route that will take Mr. Kalam and his entourage to Kalamandira, the venue of the lecture. Helicopters carrying Dr. Kalam and others will land at the helipad adjacent to Hotel Lalith Mahal Palace.


The police diverted the traffic to enable the smooth run, and a large convoy of vehicles was used in the rehearsal.

Meanwhile, police personnel drawn from the Karnataka State Reserve Police, the City Armed Reserve and the District Armed Reserve will be assisting the security arrangements being made for the President's visit.

The traffic will be diverted on Vinoba Road, J.L.B. Road and Chamaraja Double Road from Sunday morning.

Sources said sleuths from the intelligence wing of the State police have been deployed in Mysore during the past couple of days.

Visitors to Kalamandira have been directed to park their vehicles at Bharat Scouts and Guides ground, and be seated at the venue by 1.30 p.m.