For PM Modi’s First Independence Day Speech, Drones and CCTVs For Security
NEW DELHI: Drones and about 700 CCTV cameras will be used for surveillance as Delhi is put under massive security cover for Friday, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes his first Independence Day speech from the historic Red Fort.
Here is your 10-point cheatsheet:The entire 10-kilometre route that the PM will travel tomorrow morning from his 7 Race Course Road residence to the Red Fort and back will be under CCTV surveillance.
This is unprecedented.Intelligence agencies have sounded a high alert for the city on Independence Day and the long day weekend.Apart from about 500 CCTV cameras along Mr Modi’s route, 150-odd cameras will be placed inside Red Fort.Unmanned aerial vehicles or drones will also be used for close surveillance across the route and around the Red Fort.The Air Force will be on the ready for any emergency.Snipers and anti-aircraft guns will be stationed in about 350 high-rise buildings in the Red Fort area.An area of three kilometres all around the Red Fort is being completely sanitized. A squad of sniffer dogs has been deployed by central security agencies to sanitise the Red Fort.
Security personnel will be posted at every corner within an eight-kilometre radius around the Red FortDelhi Police has asked the Centre for much more additional deployment of security personnel than last year.Sources said Mr Modi did not want the bullet proof glass from behind which the Prime Minister addresses the nation, but security agencies reportedly advised against removing i