Elaborate security measures for GES 2017 in Hyderabad

To provide a hassle-free journey to VVIPs and delegates, the DGP said, arrangements were made on the routes leading to Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), and from HICC to Golconda Fort and Taj Falaknuma Palace.

By   |  Published: 26th Nov 2017  4:31 pmUpdated: 26th Nov 2017  7:19 pm
File Photo: Director General of Police, M Mahender Reddy

Hyderabad: Elaborate security arrangements were put in place for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) with some 10,400 personnel deployed across the city, said M Mahender Reddy, Director General of Police.

Speaking to presspersons here on Sunday, Reddy said as per the Union government guidelines and based on the consultations with various stakeholders, the security plan was drawn involving nine different security wings.

Apart from civil and traffic, other wings involved include City Armed Reserve, Telangana State Special Police, Greyhounds, Octopus, City Security Wing/Intelligence Security Wing, Dog Squad and Anti Sabotage Checks.

To provide a hassle-free journey to VVIPs and delegates, the DGP said, arrangements were made on the routes leading to Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), and from HICC to Golconda Fort and Taj Falaknuma Palace.

“The measures like anti-sabotage checks, road opening, access controls and CCTV surveillance would ensure the security of the VVIPs and delegates, besides a free-flow of vehicular movement,” he said. During the three-day summit, the movement of VVIPs and delegates would be separated to avoid inconvenience while travelling.

“On the first day of the meeting, delegates would start going to Taj Falaknuma Palace by 6 pm in a special transport facility. Once the shifting of delegates is completed, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reach the hotel,” he said.

The DGP also said the department had received an official note on US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump’s visit to the city. “Ivanka would be arriving in a flight at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in the early hours of Tuesday and would return on the next day evening by a flight from there,” he said.