Police have made special arrangements to monitor vehicles on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway on May 10 — the date of Canadian pop star Justin Bieber’s concert at DY Patil stadium in Nerul. More than 50,000 people from Mumbai, Pune and other cities in Maharashtra are expected to attend the show.
Bieber will perform at the stadium as a part of the Asia leg of his world tour.
“Huge crowds will come to the city from other parts of the state. Most of them will reach the city via the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. We plan to man the area and ensure the smooth flow of traffic on that day,” said Nitin Pawar, deputy commissioner of police, Navi Mumbai traffic department.
“We have asked the Raigad and Pune police for their cooperation. We may also divert the traffic at some places,” another senior officer from the police commissioner’s office said.
Delhi-based company White Fox is managing the event.
“Almost all senior officers from city zone I and II will be at work on that day. The weekly offs of several officials are likely to be cancelled given the crowds that will enter the city. Riot control police platoons will also be at our disposal,” said an officer from the crime branch.
A source from the stadium told Hindustan Times that they have arranged for a medical team to provide services in case of emergencies on the day of the concert.