ANDHRA PRADESH

Arrangements in place for `Rajiv Nagarabaata'

Staff Reporter

KARIMNAGAR: Unprecedented security arrangements are being made for `Rajiv Nagarabaata' programme in Metpally, Korutla and Jagtial municipalities on Sunday, in which the Chief Minister, Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, will participate. A posse of police forces from various parts of the district and from neighbouring districts has been deployed.

It is estimated that about 1,600 and odd police personnel of various ranks have been engaged for the bandobust duty from Saturday. In Jagtial town alone, five DSsPs, 11 CIs, 32 SIs, 66 ASIs and head constables, 336 constables, 146 home guards, 12 women constables, the APSP and district guards will be deployed for the smooth conduct of the programme in the town.

In Korutla town, about five CIs, 19 SIs, 66 ASIs and head constables, 197 constables, 125 home guards, women police, the APSP and district guards will monitor security arrangements.

While, in Metpally town, three DSsPs, nine CIs, 30 SIs, 69 ASIs and head constables, 268 constables, 95 home guards and others will provide security for the Chief Minister during his programmes at various places.

Arrangements reviewed

Besides, the Karimnagar range DIG, A.R Anuradha, the SP, Devendra Singh Chouhan, the OSD, Manish Kumar, and others had been constantly reviewing the security arrangements since Friday evening by visiting all venues where the Chief Minister will participate. The Government Whip, D. Sridhar, had also visited the three municipalities and reviewed arrangements with the local legislators -- K. Ramulu, J. Ratnakar Rao and T. Jeevan Reddy -- and officials on Saturday.

All the three municipalities have been spruced up for the Chief Minister's programme. The roads are being cleaned up sanitation maintained properly. All the roads have been beautified with the electrification and blacktopping.

The Chief Minister will also participate in various development programmes like laying of foundations, inaugurations and addressing public meetings in all municipalities.

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