Bhubaneswar: Governing Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is organising a mega political show to congratulate and welcome back Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who is scheduled to land here tomorrow morning.
The Chief Minister is returning to Odisha after receiving the prestigious Life Time Achievement Award from Capital Foundation in recognition of his distinctive and outstanding leadership qualities.
BJD leaders and workers across the State are arriving in the city to congratulate the Chief Minister for getting the award.
Estimating a crowd of nearly 60,000 at the airport, the Commissionerate Police has made elaborate arrangements for the grand show as well as ensuring that citizens are not inconvenienced.
Speaking to media persons here, Bhubaneswar DCP Prateek Singh said that route lining arrangements have been made for all routes through which people will come and policemen will be deployed at all important chowks to direct the vehicles and traffic.
Designated parking places have been identified and earmarked for buses and other vehicles for people coming from different districts, he said.
A ground behind Capital Hospital in Unit-VI, a ground near Chilika Development Authority in Palashpalli area has been designated for parking of vehicles coming from Khordha whereas an area between Sishu Bhawan Chowk to Capital Hospital earmarked for vehicles coming Puri side.
Arrangements have been made for smooth flow of the traffic after the event and also smooth passage of the people who are going to catch flights, the DCP said.
“We have also asked all airlines to ask their passengers tomorrow to try to arrive at the airport a minimum of three hours before since there will be heavy crowding,” Mr.Singh said.
He said that security arrangements have been tightened so that there is no lapse since a lot of people will be coming from villages.
During the programme 8 ADCPs, 16 ACP rank officers, around 25 inspectors, traffic ACP, traffic staff, 90 sub inspector and ASI combined, and 30 platoon forces will be deployed for the programme, which will last for around one hour, he informed.
Barricades have been put in different places while traffic diversion plans have also been worked out, he added.