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Justin Bieber Show: Police to use drones to keep watch during the show

The entire venue of the Justin Bieber concert will be checked by a bomb detection and disposal squad prior to event.

music Updated: May 08, 2017 12:34 IST
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
Justin Bieber,DY Patil Stadium,Prashant Khaire
Justin Bieber’s concert will take place in DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai.

The police would be using drones to keep a watch on stadium security during Justin Bieber’s show on May 10 at DY Patil Stadium. The entire venue will be checked by a bomb detection and disposal squad prior to event.

In fact the security checks for the Wednesday’s show will begin from Monday. Prashant Khaire, deputy commissioner of police (zone 1 Navi Mumbai) said, “Security checking in the city will be started from Monday morning. All vehicles coming in and going out of the city will be monitored properly. Officials will be deployed at the main roads like 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 the organisers have engaged private security agencies, the main job of police is to provide overall security and act swiftly in case of any disaster. During the show, plainclothes police personnel will also be keeping watch,” he added.

Organisers, on instructions from the police, will be providing parking facilities for vehicles at various places for almost 15,000 vehicles. They will be also providing shuttle services from the parking places to the stadium. The Navi Mumbai police traffic branch will deploy more than 100 personnel. All roads and open spaces near stadium will be no-parking areas.

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

First Published: May 08, 2017 10:29 IST