A massive security blanket will be thrown over Bangalore on February 18 on account of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the city to inaugurate Aero India 2015 the bienial air show.
Police Commissioner MN Reddi on Monday said that 5,000 police officials would be deployed for security duty and all hotels and streets will be put under police scrutiny. The city traffic police have meanwhile banned the movement of heavy vehicles for five days on the Yelahanka Air Force base route on account of the Aero India event. Heavy goods vehicles will be diverted to alternate routes on these five days. “We have estimated that the number of vehicles may increase by 25 per cent because of the air show,” Additional Comissioner of Police (traffic) B Dayananda said.
The ban on heavy vehicles will not apply to public transport buses and special buses will be plying for the benefit of air show enthusiasts, he said.