Tight security for IPL matches at Uppal stadium

Hyderabad: The Cyberabad police have made elaborate bandobust for 10 IPL T-20 matches scheduled to be held from April 5 to 21, of which eight matches will be held on April 5, 9, 17,A� 19 , 30 andA� May 6 , 8 , 21 at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium at Uppal.

Speaking to media persons here on Monday, Cyberabad Police Commissioner Mahesh Bhagawat said as the stadium has seating capacity for 38,000 spectators they took a series of unprecedented measures to avoid any untoward incident during the matches. He said as part of elaborate bandobust arrangements,A� different wings like security wing (250), traffic (270), law and order (700), armed forces (6 platoons), Octopus, SB, CCS staff and 2 fire tenders with fire fighting squad and some 1,800 police personnel were deployed.

The matches are as follows: Sun Risers Vs Royal Challengers, Bengaluru, on April 5 at 8 pm; Sun Risers Vs Gujarat Lions on April 9 at 4 pm; Sun Risers Vs Kings XI Punjab on April 17 at 8 pm; Sun Risers Vs Delhi Dare Devils on April 19 at 8 pm; Sun Risers Vs Kolkata Knight Riders on April 30 at 8 pm; Sun Risers Vs Rising Pune Supergiants on April 6 at 4 pm; Sun Risers Vs Mumbai Indians on May 8 at 8 pm; Final on May 21 at 8 pm

In and around the stadium, a total of 88 CCTV cameras are being installed including the places at vehicle check points, to cover the entire area.

Effective communication system is being maintained with the allocation of VHF sets to every sub-inspector and above his rank for quick response.

The scanners installed at the stadium will allow police and other security personnel to detect explosives and other prohibited material inside the venue.

The services of bomb disposal team and sniffer dogs were pressed into service to ensure safety in the stadium and parking place.

Check posts were set up at all the entry points of stadium to carry out anti-sabotage check and frisking of persons.

An escort vehicle of law and order is being arranged along with escort vehicle of City Security Wing.A� A road clearance party, specifically for route clearance was spared for congestion free entry and exit of the players into the stadium.

Separate teams are being deployed for checking the movements of antisocial elements.

Additional bandobust arrangements made in and around the stadium round the clock.

The viewers are not allowed to carryA� the things as follows:

Laptops, banners, water bottles, cameras, cigarettes ,A� electronic items, Matchbox, lighters, sharp metal/plastic objects, binoculars, coins, writing pens, batteries, helmets, perfumes, bags andA�A� outside eatables.

Separate SHE teams/Anti-eve-teasing team has been established for the first time to control eve teasing against woman. A separate vendor supervising team is established to control over the vendors and their rates as prescribed by the authorities.

The antecedents of the personnel, who are being engaged by the sponsors/vendors related to the IPL match, are being thoroughly checked and passes with photos be issued to them. Exchange of accreditation cards is strictly prohibited and replacement of personnel is not allowed. Adequate signage boards will be erected at different places to make the viewers reach stadium easily.

The viewers are not being allowed to park any type of their vehicles on either sides of the main road from Genpact to Uppal ring road and Uppal Ring Road to Vishal Mart, Ramanthapur. Gates should be opened and spectators allowed in to the stadium by 1300 hrs for 1600 hrs match and at 1700 hrs for 2000 hrs on the days of matches.

Parking Lots

Approximately parking place for 9,000 vehicles (5,000 two wheelers & 4,000 fourA� wheelers) is identified and arrangements are done for free flow of the traffic during the match days.

The car pass holders of outer gate-1 & 2 should come from Ramanthapur side (LG Godown/ Modern Bakery) and park their vehicles in parking A&B inside the stadium. If the parking A&B inside the stadium is full, then they should go towards gate: 11 via gate 1 and park their four vehicles in a private land. The two wheelers of gate 1 & 2 will park their vehicles in parking a�� B.

The physically challenged viewers, who possess passes are suggested to enter from Ramanthapur road and can enter into the stadium through outer gate No-3 (Service entry) after parking their vehicles at parking place-B.

The viewers whoever hold passes for entry through gate Noa��s G-4 to G-10 should enter the stadium from Habsiguda-Uppal main road (via Ek-Minar) and park their vehicles at penguin ground general parking place.

Heavy goods vehicles which would come from LB Nagar and Warangal routes would not be allowed towards Habsiguda during match timings even in their entry time. They will be diverted as per the instructions of ADCP-Traffic.

Heavy goods vehicles coming from ECIL, Kushaiguda, and Charlapalli towards Uppal X road are being diverted via Mallapur Bridge, Chengicherla X (Warangal route) and LB Nagar junctions.A� The above restrictions will be in force on the cricket match days.A�

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