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December 15, 2009

Tight security for Agra during Commonwealth Games

     New Delhi: The Government has stated that it proposes to enhance security cover in Agra during the 2010 Commonwealth Games to be held in the national capital. In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Home Mullappally Ramachandran, said: "The Uttar Pradesh Police has been sensitized regarding the need to augment security arrangements around the Taj Mahal." "Further Haryana Government has also been advised to make adequate security arrangements along the National Highways, in their jurisdiction, to ensure the safety and security of Games family members and tourists during their visits to Agra during the Commonwealth Games," he added. The Minister also said that the Centre has advised Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana Governments to assess and augment security arrangements to ensure safe and secure Commonwealth Games. "A mechanism is in place to review the security arrangements in the NC Region as a whole. The security arrangements and requirements are being reviewed on a regular basis," Ramachandran said in the House on Tuesday.
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