Tight security for Kaanum Pongal tomorrow

More than 10,000 police personnel wouldbe deployed on security duty in this megapolis ahead of "Kaanum Pongal" (sight seeing) on January 17, marking the culminationof the four-day Pongal festivities in TamilNadu.

As per the instructions of Chennai City Police Commissioner A K Viswanathan, apart from physical deployment of police personnel in uniform and in plain clothes, various othermeasures were put in place to ensure that tight vigil was maintained at all places, including in the famous Marina beach, where hundreds and thousands of people from various parts of the State, were expected to congregate.

Over 15,000 police personnel drawn from State police, city Police and Home Guards would be on security duty on that day.  

Police personnel would be manning the entire stretch of Kamarajar Salai on the Marina beach where a large number of people were expected to visit the MGR, Jayalalithaa, Anna and Karunanidhi memorials.