Saturday, September 29, 2007

Stadium now 'battle-ready'

Stadium now 'battle-ready'
DH News Service, Bangalore:
This is for the first time in the history of Indian Cricket that a disaster management endeavour is being undertaken by a district administration.

Bangalore Urban District Administration under the guidance of the National Disaster Management Authority will set up an Incident Command Post at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, to handle any kind of disaster that may occur during the One Day International Cricket Match being played between India and Australia on Saturday, a release issued by Pallavi Honnapura, Assistant Director, Information Department, Bangalore Urban District said.

This is for the first time in the history of Indian Cricket that a disaster management endeavour is being undertaken by a district administration.

The game expected to attract over 55,000 spectators to the stadium on the day, will have 13 different departments of the district involved in the Disaster Management Team. The team will act upon any kind of disaster at the premises instantly.

Revenue, BBMP, Police (Law and Order), Police (Traffic), Police (Control Room), Fire, Bomb Disposal and Detection Squad, Department of Health and Family Welfare, BWSSB, BESCOM, Department of Information, Department of Medical Education and Tejus Crisis and Trauma Foundation, an NGO will be involved in the exercise.

As part of emergency needs, arrangement of 10 beds for first aid, 10 doctors to attend, 15 paramedical staff and 10 ambulances will be made available at the venue. 200 beds will be reserved at 10 different hospitals across the City.

Bangalore City police have made massive security arrangements. “We have set up a separate control room to monitor and have issued new badges that are water proof to be tied on wrist. Once removed, the badges cannot be re-fixed.

Hence, the chances of these badges being misused are nil. As many as 3,000 police officials have been pressed into service,” DCP (Central) B N S Reddy said.


Do not carry children below three year of age. If accompanied, such parents will be sent back even if they have a valid ticket. Do not bring food packets, water bottles and any inflammable objects. There are 11 entry and 33 sub-entry points around the stadium on MG Road, Cubbon Road and Queen’s Road.


Parking of vehicles has been provided in the following areas from 10 am to 11 pm

*BRV police ground-with pink pass for four wheelers/two-wheelers and police vehicles
*St Marks Cathedral Church ground Lavelle Road with yellow pass for four-wheelers
*Gate no 1 (Queen’s Road) - with green
pass for four-wheelers
*Kings Road parking on eastern side from Bal Bhavan junction to High Court junction
*Near Press Club, inside Cubbon Park
*BMTC buses and contact buses
*Cubbon Road between BRV junction and Kamaraj Road
*Ambedkar Veedhi between Gopal Gowda circle to police Thimmaiah Circle
*Kasturba Road from Ganesh temple to Siddalingaiah Circle


*From CTO circle to Queen’s Statue Circle
*From Anil Kumble Circle to Queen’s Statue Circle (both sides)
*Link Road, Raja Bhavan Road, T Chowdiah Road, Race Course Road, Cubbon Road (both sides) along the compound wall of stadium (till match is over).
*Central Street (both sides)
*Both sides of Cubbon Road from BRV Junction to Dickenson Road junction except BMTC buses on Cubbon Road between Kamaraj Road and Dickenson Road Junction
*Madras Bank Road, from SBI to Ashirvadham Circle, Museum Road from MG Road to Madras Bank Road, Residency Road and Richmond Road
*Kasturba Road, from Queen’s Statue Circle to Hudson Circle on Grant Road from Siddalingaiah Circle to RRMR Circle.


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