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Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Highlights: Ahead of Modi-Xi summit, traffic restrictions in place in Chennai

PM Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping informal summit at Mahabalipuram live updates: Read news on traffic restrictions, security in Chennai, Mamallapuram and Tamil Nadu

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping will be meeting for a summit at Mahabalipuram on October 11 and 12.

All eyes are on the coastal town of Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu where Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold an informal summit on October 11 and 12.

This is the second informal summit between the two leaders. The first Indo-China summit was held at Wuhan in China last year, where the leaders normalised relations between the two countries following a military stand-off at Doklam in 2017.

Security has been stepped up in Chennai and the coastal town, with entry barred for all except residents of the town. Archaeological sites in Mahabalipuram have been spruced up ahead of the VVIPs’ visit, with public entry to the sites banned until the end of the summit.

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu live news updates today: As the city preps for PM Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping Informal Summit at Mahabalipuram tomorrow, here are traffic, security and weather updates.

Ancient port town of Mamallapuram gets set for India-China informal meet

Work in progress at Krishna’s Butter Ball, a monument that Modi and Xi are expected to visit. (Express Photo: Arun Janardhanan)

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping’s informal summit in Mahabalipuram on October 11 and 12, the Tamil Nadu police have stepped up security in and around Chennai and the temple town.

Several platoons of state police personnel have been deployed to patrol the road between Mahabalipuram and Akkarai which leads to the site of the summit.

Confirming the second informal summit between India and China, the Ministry of External Affairs Wednesday said Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Chennai from October 11-12. During his visit, both the leaders are expected to hold comprehensive talks on a host of issues concerning the bilateral relations and exchange views on regional and international issues.

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