Narendra Modi security delhiPrime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing a public meeting at the district headquarters town of Dantewada in Chhattisgarh’s Naxal-infested south Bastar region on May 9. This is the first ever visit of the Prime Minister to the Maoist zone. In order to provide a fool proof security cover for the Prime Minister, a 17 layer security cover which will bring the 10 Square Kilometers around the meeting venue under security scrutiny, is being provided.

All the surrounding areas around the venue are taken up by the security forces. All the tribal weekly markets in the area have been closed down till the completion of the Prime Minister’s trip. The Intelligence Bureau and State Intelligence Bureau (SIB) are keeping a strict vigil on PM’s route on possible infiltration of Maoists in the area.

Nearly 10,000 CRPF troopers will be deployed on the occasion. Besides, a special task force, the anti-Naxal wing of the Chhattisgarh police and state police personnel will also be involved in the security arrangement. The prime minister will announce two major projects during his visit – f setting up of an ultra-mega steel plant at village Dilmili in naxal-sensitive Dantewada and another, extension of second phase of Rowghat-Jagdalpur 140 km railway line.