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Justin Bieber concert in Mumbai on May 10: Drones to act as cops’ eyes at DY Patil Stadium

A bomb detection and disposal squad will check the venue prior to Justin Bieber’s concert

mumbai Updated: May 08, 2017 10:14 IST
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Hindustan Times
Justin Bieber is expected to arrive in Mumbai today.
Justin Bieber is expected to arrive in Mumbai today.(File)

The Navi Mumbai police will use drones to keep a watch on security at DY Patil stadium, as Canadian singer Justin Bieber performs on May 10.

Bieber is expected to land in the city today.

A bomb detection and disposal squad will check the venue prior to the event.

The security checks for the show will begin from Monday.

Prashant Khaire, deputy commissioner of police, zone 1, Navi Mumbai, said, “Security checks will start from Monday morning. All vehicles coming in and going out of the city will be checked. Officials will be deployed on main roads such as the Sion-Panvel highway, Thane-Belapur road, Palm Beach Road, among others.”

Hemant Nagrale, Navi Mumbai police commissioner, said, “A police control room will be set up at the venue.”

While organisers have engaged private security agencies, the main job of the police is to provide overall security and act swiftly in case of a disaster.

Police personnel in plainclothes, too, will be present at the venue, Nagrale said.

Organisers, on instructions from the police, will provide parking facilities for almost 15,000 vehicles .

They will also provide shuttle services from parking places to the stadium.

The Navi Mumbai police traffic branch will deploy more than 100 personnel. All roads and open spaces near the stadium will be no-parking areas.

A senior official added, “A centralised sound system will be at our disposal during the concert. In case of emergency, all other sound systems will go off, except for that one. We will make announcements to convey urgent messages to the crowd as well as participants.”

First Published: May 08, 2017 09:16 IST