Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Chennai today. In an event scheduled to take place at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here, Modi is set to dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation stones of 11 projects worth over Rs 31,500 crore. A Five-layer security has been put into place.
In a statement, the Greater Chennai Police said they have put in place a five-tier security and at least 22,000 police personnel would be deployed to ensure no untoward incidents occur during the event. It has been noted that under Commissioner of Police Shankar Jiwal, eight Joint Commissioners (JCs), Deputy Inspector Generals (DIGs), over 29 Deputy Commissioners (DCs), Superintendents (Sps) and several other senior officials would be on duty for the event.
The Greater Chennai Police has announced traffic diversions in parts of the city today. The Chennai Traffic Police warned there may be a possibility of traffic congestion in several parts between till 8 pm.