HYDERABAD: Police have formed ‘mohalla committees’ comprising youth and elders from the colonies around Taj Falaknuma Hotel to coordinate with them during the bandobast on Tuesday. The Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, will be hosting a dinner for Ms Ivanka Trump and other delegates on Tuesday at the hotel.
“All of the volunteers will be issued badges and they will be helping the police. At several places we have imposed traffic restrictions for free flow of convoys. So help from community is being sought,” said Mr V. Satyanarayana, DCP (south).
The police are also roping in the community elders for a door to door census being carried in neighbourhoods around the Taj Falaknuma. “Our teams will interact with the people seeking their help in ensuring peaceful conduct on the event. There are several don’ts including lighting fire crackers, gathering in large numbers at street corners and atop houses,” said the official.
The police are installing close to 500 cameras and setting up a command and control centre at the ACP Falaknuma office.
The police have also collected all the details of the employees working at the Taj Falak-numa and teams from the special branch are conducting verification about their antecedents.
On Friday, the police conducted a cordon and search in the Bibi Ka Chasma and Madina colony area as part of sanitation exercise. The police detained 55 suspects and 77 motorcycles during the checking. Two Oman nationals were caught by the police on suspicion of coming to India for marriage. However, they were later let off after they clarified that they had come for medical treatment.
Special teams of the Greyhounds and Octo-pus are being deployed along at the venue.
On Friday, officials of the US Consulate, US Secret Services and other government agencies visited the Taj Falaknuma and reviewed the arrangements being made for the event.