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ADB Summit: Noida to become high-security zone

With the Asian Development Bank Summit set to be held in Greater Noida from May 2 to May 5,Noida police will deploy 3,500 policemen,including traffic personnel,during the event.

With the Asian Development Bank Summit set to be held in Greater Noida from May 2 to May 5,Noida police will deploy 3,500 policemen,including traffic personnel,during the event.

The 47th edition of the annual summit,to be held at the India Expo Centre in Greater Noida’s Knowledge Park,will be attended by around 4,000 delegates,including finance ministers,policy makers,and industrialists from 67 countries.

This is the third time the prestigious summit is being held in India. It was earlier held in Delhi (1990),and in Hyderabad (2006). The 2012 edition was held on the same dates in Manila,Philippines. A senior police officer said they had received intimation that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh may attend the event.

Senior Superintendent of Police (Noida) Preetinder Singh said,“In lieu of all this,the entire Noida-Greater Noida area will become a high security zone. Six officers of the rank of senior superintendent of police,10 officers of the rank of additional superintendent of police and 30 deputy superintendents of police will hold the charge of managing the security in the city. Areas will be divided into sectors and several mobile units will be formed.”

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Singh said: “Ten companies of the Provincial Armed Constabulary will be deployed. In addition,four teams of anti-terrorist squad,a bomb disposal squad and a dog squad will also be on the ground. Jammers will be used wherever needed.”

A senior police officer said due to the heavy influx of dignitaries with high security cover,traffic movement in the area will be adversely affected.

“We will have to stop traffic when movement of VIPs takes place. In addition,patrolling vehicles will be deployed every two kilometres from the DND Flyway to the India Expo Centre. Movement of all heavy vehicles will be stopped completely. In case diversion of traffic is required,commuters will have to use the Bhangel route to reach Greater Noida and avoid the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway,” a senior police officer said.

Noida police is also collaborating with the Delhi Police to ensure tight security during the event,an officer said.

“Since a majority of the invitees to the summit will arrive at the Delhi airport,personnel from the Delhi Police will supplement the forces of the UP Police,” a Delhi Police officer said.

Three-day event

With the Asian Development Bank Summit set to be held in Greater Noida from May 2 to May 5,Noida police will deploy 3,500 policemen,including traffic personnel,during the event.

The 47th edition of the annual summit,to be held at the India Expo Centre in Greater Noida’s Knowledge Park,will be attended by around 4,000 delegates,including finance ministers,policy makers,and industrialists from 67 countries.

This is the third time the prestigious summit is being held in India. It was earlier held in Delhi (1990),and in Hyderabad (2006). The 2012 edition was held on the same dates in Manila,Philippines. A senior police officer said they had received intimation that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh may attend the event.

Senior Superintendent of Police (Noida) Preetinder Singh said,“In lieu of all this,the entire Noida-Greater Noida area will become a high security zone. Six officers of the rank of senior superintendent of police,10 officers of the rank of additional superintendent of police and 30 deputy superintendents of police will hold the charge of managing the security in the city. Areas will be divided into sectors and several mobile units will be formed.”

Singh said: “Ten companies of the Provincial Armed Constabulary will be deployed. In addition,four teams of anti-terrorist squad,a bomb disposal squad and a dog squad will also be on the ground. Jammers will be used wherever needed.”

A senior police officer said due to the heavy influx of dignitaries with high security cover,traffic movement in the area will be adversely affected.

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“We will have to stop traffic when movement of VIPs takes place. In addition,patrolling vehicles will be deployed every two kilometres from the DND Flyway to the India Expo Centre. Movement of all heavy vehicles will be stopped completely. In case diversion of traffic is required,commuters will have to use the Bhangel route to reach Greater Noida and avoid the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway,” a senior police officer said.

Noida police is also collaborating with the Delhi Police to ensure tight security during the event,an officer said.

“Since a majority of the invitees to the summit will arrive at the Delhi airport,personnel from the Delhi Police will supplement the forces of the UP Police,” a Delhi Police officer said.

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