Kathmandu all set to welcome Indian PM Modi

KATHMANDU: In view of the two-day state visit of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal, security has been beefed up in the Capital to welcome him today.

The Indian PM, who landed in the historic city of Janakpur sometime back and offered prayers at the Janaki temple, is scheduled to arrive in Kathmandu this afternoon.

According to Spokesperson at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ram Krishna Subedi, three security forces — Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and National Investigation Department — have been mobilised to their full capacity for security purposes.

According to Metropolitan Traffic Police Division, the Indian Prime Minister will travel in Kathmandu via the shortest possible route. The route to be taken by the visiting dignitary will be cleared only 10 minutes prior his travel and the vehicles would be stopped for 10 to 20 minutes.

Relatively lower number of vehicles are seen on the roads since morning and major places have been cleaned and decorated to welcome the visiting prime minister.