Unprecedented security measures are in place in the national capital here, particularly in the city's Chanakyapuri and Lutyen's Bungalow Zone areas, as U.S. President George W Bush arrives on a three-day visit Wednesday night, Press Trust of India reported Wednesday.
Additional police and paramilitary forces have been deployed in and around the places Bush and his entourage would be visiting during their stay in the capital.
It is reported that Maurya Sheraton hotel, which would be home to the visiting President, and the adjoining Taj Palace, have been taken over by U.S. and Indian security officials.
US Secret Service agents, camping in Delhi for the last two months, have virtually sealed off the floor in Maurya Sheraton Hotel, where Bush would be staying, and have installed hi-tech gadgets to ward off any threat.
Elaborate security checks have been carried out at both the hotels, which have been declared out of bounds for general public.
Students taking their high school and senior secondary examinations have been advised to reach their examination centers by 8:30 a.m. for the exams which begin at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, to avoid delays due to road closure in view of the visit of the U.S. President.
Bush, who arrives here Wednesday night, will be visiting Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi in the morning after a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Both carriageways of the roads used by Bush's motorcade would be closed for traffic.