Unprecedented security in place for GES summit

Unprecedented security in place for GES summit

The Telangana Police has drafted 10,400 uniformed men and women to provide security for the three-day Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), 2017, which is being attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Advisor to US President Ivanka Trump.

The security is also extended to all the 21 hotels in which the delegates will be staying, two airports, three main venues of the GES and the Miyapur metro station.

Addressing the media on arrangements, Director General of Police M Mahender Reddy on Sunday said the security arrangements are at par with international standards as per the guidelines.

"We have involved the US Secret Services, Special Protection Group, Niti Aayog and other stakeholders while making security arrangements," the DGP said.

He added that for three days anti-sabotage, extreme vetting of suspected individuals and traffic regulations will be in place without causing trouble to  people on the move.

The DGP said the police have the additional responsibility  of three official dinners hosted by Indian, Telangana and US governments on November 28, 29 and 30, respectively.

In addition to the Hyderabad police, over ten senior police officers from various districts have been drafted for supervision of Metro, Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Falaknuma, Golconda  and Shamshabad and Begumpet airports. Around 50 dog squads are also on the prowl.

"The prime minister will be arriving at Begumpet airport and will take a chopper ride to Miyapur to inaugurate the metro. From there, he will be again flying to the GES venue. However, while returning, he will be going by road from Falaknuma palace to Shamshabad airport," the DGP said.

It has been reported that Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan will be joining Ivanka on the  inaugral day of the summit representing Indian cinema.

Khan  is also expected at the dinner hosted by the Government of India at Falakunuma palace's 101 seat dining hall.

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