Elaborate security arrangements for India-Australia T-20 match

Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium at Uppal.

Hyderabad: The third T-20 match between India and Australia is scheduled on Friday from 7 pm at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium at Uppal.

Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, Rachkonda Police Commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat informed that elaborate bandobust arrangements have been made in coordination with different wings, like Security Wing, Traffic, Law and Order, Armed component, Octopus, SB and CCS besides 2 fire tenders with firefighting squad.

About 1800 Police personnel are being deployed for bandobust. In and around the stadium, 56 CCTV cameras are being installed to cover the entire area.

A Joint Command & Control Room is also set up at South ground floor to monitor the CCTV footages for taking immediate action. Special parties are being deployed separately to meet with any contingency. Anti-sabotage checks with the help of 8 B.D teams would continue round the clock until the match is completed.

Separate teams are being deployed for checking the movements of antisocial elements. Additional bandobust arrangements made in and around the stadium round the clock.

Due to security constrains spectators are not allowed to carry the following things along with them into the stadium: Laptops, Banners, Water Bottles, Cameras, Cigarettes, Electronic Items, Matchbox, Lighters, Sharp metal objects, Binoculars, Coins, Writing Pens, Batteries, Helmets, Perfumes, Bags and outside eatables.

Separate SHE Teams/Anti-Eve-Teasing teams are being deployed to control eve teasing. Separate Vendor Supervising Team is deployed to keep watch on the vendors to ensure sale of eatables at prices prescribed by the authorities.

The antecedents of the personnel, who are being engaged by the sponsors/vendors related to the match, are thoroughly checked and passes with photos issued to them.

Exchange of accreditation cards has been strictly prohibited and replacement of personnel is not allowed. Adequate signage boards will be erected at different places to guide the spectators to reach the stadium easily. National Flags can be carried inside the stadium, but without any stick or hard objects to display them.

Approximately there is parking space for 9150 vehicles (5150 two wheelers & 4000 four-wheelers). The parking places have been identified and arrangements are done for free flow of traffic before and after the match. (INN)

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