Since the first hour of this Monday, Madrid has been in a “critical” phase in terms of security due to the NATO summit that will be held on Wednesday the 29th and Thursday the 30th with the assistance of 40 international leaders and 5,000 attendees who will be protected by 10,000 agents of the security forces.

The most “silent” leg of the security operation baptized as Eirene, the Greek goddess who brings peace, has been assumed by the General Police Information Commissioner in collaboration with the CNI, police forces of the rest of the member countries of the alliance , as well as Interpol, Europol and NATO security.

A presence and security measures that are going to affect normal life in the city, where since last Friday the police presence in the streets and other measures to maintain minute-by-minute control have been intensified.

A total of 10,000 agents deployed. 6,550 national police, the body that will carry the weight of the operation, and 2,400 civil guards. They will be joined by members of the Madrid Municipal Police, Fire, Emergencies and Civil Protection, the security of Casa Real, the Presidency of the Government and Private Security.

The Coordination Center, CECOR, is set up in an Ifema pavilion, which will work 24 hours a day and in which all the operators who have participated and will participate in the security plan will be represented.

The National Police has armored Ifema, with the metro station closed, and intensifies cyber patrolling to avoid any threat, including virtual ones with special protection for telecommunication systems and the management of the NATO space in Ifema.

The most affected areas will be those that host the main events of the summit, such as Ifema or the Prado Museum, which will be closed for two days because it will host a work dinner in areas that will not affect works of art.

The surroundings of the Royal Palace, the Royal Theater and the Reina Sofía Museum, the axis of the Paseo de la Castellana (for the hotels where many delegations will stay) or those of the Barajas airport and the Torrejón Air Base will also be altered.

Outside of Madrid, the Royal Site of San Ildefonso and the Royal Glass Factory of La Granja, in Segovia, a visit also included in the program for companions.

The entrances and exits to Madrid on the A-2, the M-11 and the M-40, in the section between these two roads, will register traffic cuts from tomorrow, Tuesday, especially in the early hours of the morning and in the afternoon , which will cause retentions in the rest of the accesses.

To access Madrid by car, the only high-capacity alternative itinerary is the R-2 to then take the M-50 towards the capital, bearing in mind that there will also be road closures and traffic will be very complicated.

For journeys to and from Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas airport, the recommendation is to use Metro and Cercanías.

Starting today, Monday, it is forbidden to park in the areas marked out by the Madrid City Council, with special attention to the central almond of the city.

The axis of the Paseo de la Castellana will be “completely closed” at times, as well as the Paseo del Prado, due to the transfer of the different delegations.

The Ifema Madrid area will be especially affected, with traffic cuts in the vicinity.

Public transport is reinforced with a 10% increase in Metro trains on lines 1, 5, 6 and 10 and, if necessary, also on lines 4 and 9.

All EMT lines will be free Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The Feria de Madrid station will remain closed from Tuesday 28 to 30 June, both inclusive, and the arrival and departure of the area is reinforced with two more bus lines, 104 and 112 of the EMT.

For security reasons, public transport could be modified in a timely manner, as well as the frequency of trains, or the closure and control of capacity in certain stations.

Felipe VI offers this Tuesday a gala dinner to the leaders of the 30 countries that make up NATO and their companions at the Royal Palace.

The next day, it will be Sánchez who will host the heads of state and government at a dinner at the Prado Museum.

On the occasion of the meeting, there will be an agenda of activities for those accompanying the leaders in which Queen Letizia will host, which includes visits to the Royal Site of La Granja de San Ildefonso (Segovia), the Reina Sofía Museum to contemplate the ” Guernica” by Picasso, and the Teatro Real.

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