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Justin Bieber may take chopper ride to Mumbai stadium to avoid traffic

Justin Bieber’s Mumbai concert is expected to be monitored by drones, said officials

mumbai Updated: May 08, 2017 08:30 IST
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Hindustan Times
Several Bollywood stars will reportedly perform with Justin Bieber on May 10.
Several Bollywood stars will reportedly perform with Justin Bieber on May 10.(HT)

Fans of Canadian pop star Justin Bieber are likely to see him arrive at the DY Patil stadium in a chopper on May 10. “To avoid the city’s infamous traffic snarls, Bieber is likely to take a chopper to travel from his hotel to the stadium. A group of 40 bouncers will accompany him,” said an official from the organising team.

Bieber will perform in Mumbai as a part of the Asia leg of his world tour. He will stay at one of the city’s 5-star hotels.

“The gates of the stadium will open at 2 pm and the show will start two hours later. Bieber is likely to start his performance by 7 pm or 7.30 pm and continue till 10.30 pm,” she said.

Several Bollywood stars will reportedly perform with the star. “Actor Jacqueline Fernandez recently confirmed her participation. We are also coordinating with several other Bollywood actors,” she said.

A team is working round-the-clock to set up the stage and make other last minute arrangements, she said.

The Navi Mumbai police have arranged for watertight security inside and outside the stadium on the day of the concert.

“The venue will closely monitored by drone cameras. A live feed will be sent to the control room. While the organisers in charge of crowd management and ticket checking have engaged private security agencies, the police’s main job is to provide security and act swiftly in case of emergencies,” said Hemant Nagrale, police commissioner of Navi Mumbai.

“Security checks will start on Monday morning. All vehicles entering and leaving the city will be monitored. Officials will be deployed at the Sion-Panvel highway, Thane-Belapur road and Palm Beach Road,” said Prashant Khaire, deputy commissioner of police (zone 1).

“A centralised sound system will also be at our disposal during the concert. In case of an emergency, all other sound systems will be switched off. We will use this one to make announcements or convey urgent messages to the crowd,” said Tushar Doshi, deputy commissioner of police (special branch).


First Published: May 07, 2017 20:23 IST

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