Hyderabad GES 2017: Special striking forces to patrol delegate routes

Traffic advisories will be issued to announce restrictions and diversions on these routes.

Hyderabad: Stationed police units, including armed teams, will secure the venues at which the events of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) - 2017 will be held. This includes the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) and the Taj Falaknuma Palace. The police are also drafting mobile parties to escort the convoys of Ivanka Trump, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and other important delegates.

About 100 policemen from various units have been divided into striking and special striking forces. They will patrol the routes to be taken by the delegates to get to various locations. Teams drawn from the Telangana State Special Police, the Armed Reserve, adjoining districts, as well as various specialised units such as the Greyhounds and Quick Response Teams, will escort the convoys.

“We have received no specific inputs regarding any protests or demonstrations. These are just precautionary measures being undertaken to ensure that the security is foolproof,” says a senior police official from Cyberabad. The convoys of the Prime Minister and Ms Trump will be led by ACP-rank officials.

They will each have a police bus at their tail end. Striking forces will patrol the road, and special striking forces will be part of the convoys. The police will provide a green channel for the passage of the convoys as well as buses carrying the delegates, which will also be provided escort parties.

The police are also making arrangements for delegates who will be attending the dinners at Taj Falaknuma and Golconda Fort. Dignitaries will arrive from various parts of the city, and about five routes have been earmarked for them.

Traffic advisories will be issued to announce restrictions and diversions on these routes. One side of the road between Farooqnagar Bus Station and the ACP’s office at Falaknuma will be closed-off as a precautionary measure.

On Wednesday, the traffic police checked parking arrangements by bringing in buses and SUVs and parking them for a few hours at Golconda Fort and Taj Falaknuma. A similar exercise was conducted at the HICC by the police.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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