Bengaluru, Feb 17: The Aviation Capital has been put on high alert ahead of Prime Minister Narednra Modi's one-day visit to the city on February 18.
The PM is expected to land at the Yelahanka Air Force Station in the morning to inaugurate the 10th edition of Aero India-2015. Sources confirm to OneIndia that HAL Airport too is kept on a stand-by mode.
After the inauguration, the PM is expected to visit the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and interact with scientists at the Indian Institute of Science. The PM will also deliver the Convocation address at the National Institute for Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) during the second half of the day.
Security beefed up
OneIndia was witness to the tight security arrangements that are being put in at the NIMHANS Convention Centre on Tuesday. The International Aero India Seminar's last day programmes had to be shifted to a private hotel from the NIMHANS venue, owing to the PM's programme.
Various security agencies were seen virtually doing combing operations at the venue with bomb-detection and dog squads being pressed into action.
The security level at AFS Yelhanka too has been stepped up and even the media entry has been restricted during the inaugural session.