Reviews preparations for meeting in Srinagar
Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha chaired a high-level meeting to discuss preparation for the G20 meeting at Srinagar.
The meeting was attended by Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to Lt Governor; Arvind Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, GoI (through virtual mode); Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; RK Goyal, ACS Home; Dilbag Singh, DGP; Special Secretary & Joint Secretaries from G20 Secretariat, besides other senior officers. The meeting, organized with the aim of making upcoming event success with the cooperation of all the stakeholders, also reviewed various aspects of preparation.
“G20 is a matter of pride for the country. We should make concerted efforts to ensure successful conduct of G20 meeting in Srinagar,” the Lt Governor said.
The Lt Governor asked the departments to contribute enthusiastically to make the historic occasion a memorable one.
Yesterday, Lieutenant Governor reviewed security arrangements in the valley with top civil and police officials at Civil Secretariat in Srinagar.
All aspects of security scenario were discussed at the meeting, sources said. The senior civil and police officials gave detailed feedback to the Lieutenant Governor, they said.
Last week, Sinha had held similar security review meeting of Jammu division at the Civil Secretariat.
The Government wants to make fool-proof security and other arrangements for G20 event.
“Specialized Force and anti-drone technology from New Delhi will be deployed in Srinagar and tourist places where G20 delegates will visit. Additional paramilitary forces will also be relocated and deployed in Srinagar, Gulmarg and other vulnerable areas to ensure peaceful meeting,” they said.