AP: Security beefed up in East Godavari ahead of CM’s visit

, 4:28 PM IST

Security has been tightened in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh in view of the visit of the state Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today.

Naidu is scheduled to participate in three programme in the district.

“For smooth completion of the programmes of the Chief Minister, and to avert any untoward incident and traffic congestion, security has been beefed up in the district,” East Godavari Superintendent of Police M Raviprakash said.

“As many as 2,000 police personnel, comprising 2 Addl. SPs, 12 DSPs, 50 CIs, 150 SIs, police constables, special teams of checking squads, have been deployed in the district,” he said.

The Chief Minister would arrive at the Kakinada Police Parade Ground at 3 PM, where he would lay the foundation stone for a housing scheme, he said.

He would then take up the local issues with the residents under the ‘Janmabhoomi – Maa Vooru’ programme, the SP said.

Thereafter, he would inaugurate the Kakinada Beach Festival, the official said.

The Chief Minister would depart for Rajahmundry at 9 PM, he added.