Prime News, State, (Sharavanabelagola),February 19:-The Hassan district police have erected special security setup in and around Sharvanabelagola in the wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the temple town on Monday as part of grand Mahamastakabhisheka celebration.
Over 4,000 policemen will be deployed for the security purpose, SP Rahul Kumar said saying that Modi will be on a visit to take part on the grand anointment of Lord Bahubali here, and later attend a public function at Chamundaraya Vedike where he is expected to speak for a brief while as per his tour programme.
There is reports that the PM would climb Vindhyagiri to witness Bahubali but it may take not less than 2 hours to climb the hill with 630 steps and the return, sources said.
The prime minister is arriving in Shravanabelagola at 1.25 pm by helicopter and leave the town by 2. .05 pm sources said.
Modi will address the gathering, take the blessing of Vardhana Sagar Maharaj Muni, Charukeerthi Bhattaraka Swami and inaugurate the newly carved steps at Vindhyagri hill shrine.
The 200-metre area around Vindhyagiri hill shrine has been declared no-fly zone by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The timing of the PM’s arrival was also not conducive to have a full view of the mega event as he is planning to spend only 45 minutes in Shravanabelagola.
-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)