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City lodges under surveillance

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The city police began its biggest exercise of checking, hotels, lodges and guest houses to ensure anti-social elements do not disturb the peace during the three-day Mahanadu beginning from May 27. Similar exercise was conducted last year when Ministers and state heads, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, came here to participate in the International Fleet Review.

Visakhapatnam: The city police began its biggest exercise of checking, hotels, lodges and guest houses to ensure anti-social elements do not disturb the peace during the three-day Mahanadu beginning from May 27. Similar exercise was conducted last year when Ministers and state heads, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, came here to participate in the International Fleet Review.

Highlights:

  • 16 check posts to be set up in three layers to prevent intruders
  • Police to identify unclaimed and new vehicles entering the city.
  • The owners of the parking lots have also been urged to pass on information to the police on vehicles that are unclaimed, abandoned or kept in parking lots for a long time
  • Police to keep a vigil on railway station, airport, bus complex and tourists places

The city has several star hotels where the Ministers would be staying and standard lodges and guest houses where the MLAs from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana would be accommodated. Some delegates will also be accommodated in Kalayana Mandapams, schools and colleges.

“We launched checking all the hotels, guest houses and lodges to prevent any intrusion of anti-social elements who might harm the Minister, MLAs and other senior party functionaries,’’ said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Navin Gulati.

“We have appealed to the hotel and lodge owners to inform the police on the check-in details of strangers, so that close watch on the visitors to the hotel rooms and the incoming and outgoing phone calls. Even visitors photographs will also be taken before the check in,’’ the DCP added.

Similarly, the police will identify unclaimed and new vehicles entering the city. The owners of the parking lots have also been requested to pass on information to the police on vehicles that are unclaimed, abandoned or kept in parking places for a long time.

The DCP said said 16 check posts will be set up at the entry points of the city to verify the vehicles entering the city. “There will be three layers of security to make sure unidentified vehicle or suspicious persons do not sneak into the city,’’ Gulati said. The police will also keep a vigil on railway station, airport, bus complex, tourists places like the R K Beach, Rushikonda, Tenneti Park, shopping malls and major parks beginning from May 25, Gulati said.

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