News about the Event
Nepal PM to open global summit today : Times Of India, Patna
PATNA: Heavy security arrangements involving 1500 pairs of boots is being made in view of the arrival of VIPs to attend the three-day ‘Global Summit on Changing Bihar’, scheduled to be opened at the S K Memorial Hall by Nepal PMBaburam Bhattarai at 3pm on Friday.
Normal traffic will not be allowed on Bailey Road, Dak Bungalow Road, Fraser Road and Gandhi Maidan circular road. Barricades have been put up on the stretch from the airport to the summit venue. The locals, including the passengers approaching Patna Junction and the city airport, are likely to face hardship during the period.
Bhattarai, who is visiting Bihar for the first time as PM, will arrive on Friday and return the same evening. Chief minister Nitish Kumar is likely to receive him at the airport and host a banquet in his honour later. Bhattarai will be accompanied by an 18-member delegation, including his ministers.
Police on Thursday carried out a security drill from the airport to the venue. A large number of magistrates has been deputed for law and order, a top cop said and added securitymen would also be deployed at hotels where the VIPs would stay. The Nepal PM will stay at the Raj Bhavan for a brief period.
Several industry and trade honchos, intellectuals and policymakers as well as representatives from 20-odd countries will attend the summit, organized to brand Bihar and create an investment-friendly atmosphere in the state. Except for the inaugural and a special plenary sessions, which will be held at the hall, other sessions and workshops on Saturday and Sunday will be held at a posh hotel. tnn
The summit is being jointly organized by the Bihar Foundation, ADRI and Delhi-based Institute of Human Development.