Shillong will be turned into a fortress ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit on December 16 when the Special Protection Group (SPG) team arrives in the city of Wednesday.
East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner P S Dkhar informed that the itinerary of Modi’s visit will be finalized only on Wednesday after the arrival of the SPG team.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner has convened a meeting of various departments and police officials to discuss the preparedness for the visit of the Prime Minister.
Issues like need to repair roads, installation of barricades and welcome arch were discussed in the meeting.
The public health engineering department has been directed to provide sufficient water connections at the State Convention Centre where Modi will attend a government function.
The Deputy Commissioner also asked the health department officials to alert the hospitals including NEIGRIHMS.
Senior police officials said security preparations were underway and the finer details would be worked out with the SPG team.
The state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders also met the Deputy Commissioner and discussed about the public rally organized at Polo Ground.
Meanwhile, four legislators are expected to share the dais with Modi during his public rally at Polo Grounds on Saturday.
The legislators are Independents Robinus Syngkon and Justine Dkhar, AL Hek (Congress) and Sanbor Shullai (NCP).
The state BJP president Shibun Lyngdoh said on Monday that he had already spoken to these legislators and they accepted the verbal invitation to share the dais with the Prime Minister before they formally join the BJP.
“They are joining BJP and a formal entry to the party will be done at a later stage due to certain technicalities,” Lyngdoh said.
The state BJP leader said the party would try to get some more MLAs to its fold.
Earlier in August this year, Dkhar representing Khliehriat and Syngkon from Mookaiaw, had met the BJP leaders, including party president Amit Shah, in Delhi and expressed their desire to join the saffron party.
Hek, representing Pynthorumkhrah constituency, who was originally from the BJP also expressed his keenness to return to the saffron fold.