Chennai News Live: PM Modi to visit Chennai today, cops set up five-layer security in city – The Indian Express

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday inaugurate 1,152 houses constructed as part of the ‘Light House Project — Chennai’ built at a cost of Rs 116 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban, officials said. (File)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Live Updates:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Chennai Thursday (May 26). 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.

Ahead of the Prime Minister’s visit, the security has been tightened across the city. 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 3 pm to 8 pm on Thursday. According to the police, there will be traffic restrictions on major roads in Chennai, including EVR Road, Madras Medical College junction, Anna Salai, Sardar Patel Road and GST Road. The police has advised motorists to avoid taking these roads and opt for alternative routes instead.

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