Hyderabad: Around 2,000 security personnel will guard the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium at Uppal during the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League scheduled from April 16 to May 12.
Cyberabad police commissioner reviewed security at the stadium on Thursday. The commissioner said that elaborate security arrangements are being made in coordination with different wings of the police.
The security team has 1,129 personnel from law and order, 270 from traffic, 250 from CSW, two units of Octopus, five platoons of armed police, two fire tenders with fire fighting teams and personnel from other wings. Apart from this 400 private security guards will also be deployed around the stadium.
“100 CCTV cameras are being installed in and around the stadium, including in parking areas, to cover the entire area and a command control centre will also be established to monitor CCTV cameras for taking immediate action,” Mr Anand said.
In addition to the above forces four plain cloth teams will be deployed for checking anti-social elements. Plain cloth SHE teams will also be deployed to curb eve teasing during the match.
“Extra arrangements are being made in the surroundings round the clock and quick response teams are in place to meet any emergency,” he added. During the match 10 bomb disposal teams will carry out anti-sabotage checks.
Police has also prohibited spectators from carrying bags, banners, cameras, eatables, carriages and water bottles into the stadium. Adequate signage boards are being displayed at different places to help spectators reach the stadium easily. Due to Metro Rail works spectators will not be allowed to park vehicles on either sides of the main road from Genpact to Uppal Ring Road....