Security tightened for today's match
Delhi Police has made elaborate security and traffic arrangements for the World Cup cricket match between Canada and Kenya here on Monday at Ferozeshah Kotla ground where armed security personnel are keeping a tight vigil.delhi Updated: Mar 06, 2011 22:23 IST
Delhi Police has made elaborate security and traffic arrangements for the World Cup cricket match between Canada and Kenya here on Monday at Ferozeshah Kotla ground where armed security personnel are keeping a tight vigil.
Over 1,000 police personnel led by five deputy commissioners of police have been deployed in and around the stadium in central Delhi.
The police had earlier conducted several mock drills at the stadium to check the preparedness of security agencies in case of any eventualities like terror strike or any disaster, a senior police official said.
"We have made all arrangements and put in place all the safety measures to avoid any untoward incident. The disaster management team is also here," the official said.
Police have also made elaborate traffic arrangements to ensure that there is minimum inconvenience to commuters.
No parking will be allowed for general vehicles in proximity to the stadium tomorrow. For spectators, park and ride facility has been created at Mata Sundari Parking and Shanti Van Parking. Spectators can also walk down to the stadium.
"There will be very limited parking facilities for labelled vehicles in the proximity of the stadium and no parking will be allowed for general vehicles," the official said.
No vehicle will be allowed to park on both the carriageways of Bahadurshah Zafar Marg and Jawaharlal Nehru Marg on the match days and vehicles parked on these roads will be towed away and action taken as per law, he said.
Though no diversion has been planned for BSZ Marg or JLN Marg, the official said, the general public is advised to avoid some roads from 12pm to 3.30pm and 9.30pm to 11.30pm.
The stretches are Rajghat to JLN Marg, from Kamla Market to Raj Ghat, Asaf Ali Road from Turkman Gate to Delhi Gate and BSZ Marg from Ram Charan Agarwal Chowk to Delhi Gate.
Spectators cannot bring electronic items like laptop, camera or video camera, transistor, digital diary, remote controlled car-keys, eatables, food packets, water bottles, cigarette lighter, match boxes, knives and arms.