Sharp shooters, barricades, luggage checks and several security checks are being made in Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir Valley on the eve of Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir.

The traffic, however, moved at a snail pace at Lal Chowk, Residency Road, Jahangir Chowk, Karan Nagar and other busy business hubs in the city on Thursday as police erected barricades, stopped vehicles and checked luggage to prevent guerrillas from carrying out any attack here.

The sharpshooters have also been posted at vantage points in the city and some other towns of the Kashmir Valley to keep round the clock vigil at such places.

The Prime Minister will be chairing a high-level security review meeting at the Badami Bagh headquarters of Indian Army's 15th corps in Srinagar on Friday.

The meeting will also be attended by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Group Officer Commanding-in-Chief

Northern Command Lieutenant General DS Hooda, Director General of Police K Rajendra Kumar, GOCs of 14th, 15th and 16th corps, senior officials of Central and state intelligence agencies besides those from the paramilitary forces.

The Prime Minister is scheduled to inaugurate a 240 megawatt hydro-power in the border town of Uri in Baramulla district. The 87-kilometre long highway from Srinagar to Uri is being secured by over 2,000 security personnel even though the same would not be used by Modi to reach Uri town.

"He is scheduled to fly to Uri but the Prime Minister's entourage and all other officials would be using the highway to reach Uri town," official sources said here.

Separatists have called for a complete shutdown in the Kashmir Valley on Friday to protest against the Prime Minister’s visit.


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