The famous Beach Road of Vizag is deserted today as no vehicles or civilians are allowed on the beach road and the surrounding areas. There is checking going on the city streets and traffic police are seen on every other street near the beach road. Civilians are not allowed to go to areas like Kirlampudi and Pandurangpuram unless they have an ID with the address proof of the same area.
In a joint press conference with Commissioner of Police T. Yoganand, Collector Pravin Kumar made it clear that holding protest meets on national days is against the guidelines of Supreme Court, so no such moves will be allowed on beach road today.
Also it is a big security issue as the delegates from all over the world participating in Partnership Summit are staying in the hotels on the beach road.
Reportedly Mr. Kumar said “We are sending an appeal to all the schools, colleges and universities and also appealing to the parents not to allow their children to take part in any such protest. We are not against any protest, but it can be held on a later date after obtaining proper permission.”
Adequate ‘bundobust’ has been made for the same and also section 30 of Police Act is in force. Any such gathering is not permitted and strict action will be taken against it.