The police said that it has been noticed that some messages are going viral on social media platforms, the messages say that the businesses in BKC will remain shut during PM Modi's visit, such messages are misleading. All businesses will be running as usual
PM Narendra Modi. File Pic
Mumbai Police on Wednesday said that there are no restrictions for January 19 on businesses in Bandra-Kurla Complex (BMC) and that the offices and businesses in the area will be functioning as normal. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting BKC on Thursday.
The police said that it has been noticed that some messages are going viral on social media platforms, the messages say that the businesses in BKC will remain shut during PM Modi's visit, such messages are misleading. All businesses will be running as usual.
DCP Prashant Kadam in a statement said, "There are no restrictions on any businesses on PM's visit."
On Thursday, PM Modi is scheduled to visit the city to lay the foundation stone of various infrastructure projects in the city. He will also inaugurate two Metro lines - 2A. PM Modi is also expected to make a few announcements for the city ahead of the civic elections in Mumbai. The prime minister is likely to address a public rally at MMRDA grounds in BKC.
Meanwhile, ahead of the Prime Minister's visit, the city police have banned the use of drones and other flying objects around Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC), Andheri and Jogeshwari for 24 hours on January 19.
The order was issued by DCP (Operations), Mumbai Police, Vishal Thakur, it says, “Due to the situation prevailing in the areas under the control of the Commissioner of Police, Brihanmumbai, it is apprehended that during the Prime Minister of India’s Mumbai visit on January 19 at BKC MMRDA Ground, Metro Line no. 7, Gundavali Station to Mograpada Metro Station that anti-social elements may attack using drones, paragliders, remote control microlight aircraft and there is every likelihood breach of peace and disturbance of public tranquility and also there is grave danger to the human life, health, safety and injury to public property.”
The order further says that "No drone, para-gliders, remote control microlight aircraft flying activities to be allowed in the jurisdiction of BKC police station, Andheri police station, Meghwadi police station and Jogeshwari police station.”