Elaborate security, traffic arrangements for WC match

New Delhi: Elaborate security and traffic arrangements have been put in place for the World Cup cricket match between West Indies and the Netherlands on Monday at Ferozeshah Kotla ground here with authorities keeping a tight vigil.

Over 1,000 police personnel led by five Deputy Commissioners of Police will be deployed in and around the stadium in Central Delhi.

Police had conducted several mock drills at the stadium to check the preparedness in case of any eventuality like terror strike, a senior police official said.

Private security guards have also been deployed in the stadium to help the security forces, he said. The National Disaster Management Authority personnel will also be present in the stadium while a large number of volunteers will help spectators.

"We have made all arrangements and have put in place all 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 of 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.

"After the conclusion of match, spectators are advised to reach park and ride places through shuttle service or by walking down.”
"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 be parked on both the carriageways of Bahadurshah Zafar Marg and Jawaharlal Nehru Marg on 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 B S Z Marg or J L N Marg, the official said, the general public is advised to avoid some roads from 12 PM to 3.30 PM and 09.30 PM to 11.30 PM.

The stretches are Rajghat to J L N Marg, J L N Marg from Kamla Market to Raj Ghat, Asaf Ali Road from Turkman Gate to Delhi Gate and B S Z 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.

PTI