United States Consulate General Hyderabad, India
Upcoming Event Alert for U.S. Citizens:
Large Political Rally Outside Hyderabad
(September 2, 2018)
Location: Kongara Kalan, Telangana, India (southeast of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad)
Event: Local media report that the Chief Minister of the State of Telangana will convene a rally on Sunday, September 2, 2018. Participation estimates vary, but crowds in excess of 100,000 people should be expected. The rally will take place at Kongara Kalan, which is southeast of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA). Main roads leading to the airport (to include the Outer Ring Road – ORR) can be expected to be saturated with event-related traffic. Roads may be closed, diverted, or otherwise restricted. Expect an increased profile from police and security forces.
Actions to Take
- Avoid areas with demonstrations and civil disturbances.
- Keep a low profile.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Do not draw attention to yourself.
- Review your personal security plans.
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