Fir the historic meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mamallapuram, tight security has been put in place by police. Preparations are going on in full swing to host the event. A helipad has been set up at Mamallapuram to receive Modi. Sources say a grand reception reflecting the culture of Tamilnadu will be accorded to Jinping at the city airport itself.
'Cultural events will be performed in front of the Chinese leader. Also, artistes will stage various programmes from Chennai till Mamallapuram,' sources add.Clean up activity is being carried out in the entire stretch leading from the city to Mamallapuram in which Jinping will travel. Illegal hordings are being removed, patch works are being carried out on the roads and medians are getting a new coat of painting. Officials from Archaeology Survey of India, State government and from the Centre are all already camped in Mamallapuram busy making arrangements. Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami also personally visited and reviewed the arrangements recently.