Hyderabad police to make severe security arrangements for IPL 2017

Hyderabad police to make severe security arrangements for IPL 2017

The city is set to host the first match of the tenth edition of the league on April 5th which would feature the defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad taking on the finalist from the previous edition Royal Challengers of Bangalore.

Rajiv Gandhi International stadium, Hyderabad
Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Hyderabad.

With a formidable crowd expected to attend the IPL opener at Hyderabad, appropriate security measures have been taken proportionately by the state police. Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium at Uppal will accommodate as many as 1800 security personnel which would remain throughout the entirety of the event.

The city is set to host the first match of the tenth edition of the league on April 5th which would feature the defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad taking on the finalist from the previous edition Royal Challengers of Bangalore.

Rachakonda police commissioner MM Bhagowat stated that the measures are taken to combat any undesirable incident. This ‘bandobust’ would continue throughout the eight matches this season.

“As many as 88 CCTV cameras are installed in-and-around the stadium that will facilitate round-the-clock monitoring. Special parties, bomb disposal teams and anti-sabotage will also be deployed at the venue. From now, roof-top police surveillance is put along the routes leading to the stadium to ensure security” Bhagowat further stated.

Apart from all these measures, fans are not allowed to carry any sort of electronic equipment or metallic objects. Further, it is not advised to carry items such as water bottles, laptops, lighters, cameras, matchbox, binoculars, batteries, cigarettes, coins, helmets etc. Even though cell phones are allowed inside the stadiums, power banks will not be entertained.

Special squads from Organisation for Counter Terrorist Operations (OCTOPUS) will also be deployed on the days of the event apart from personnel from firefighting staff. As many as 700 police, 270 traffic personnel, 250 personnel from security wing and six platoons of armed forces will be deployed to monitor the security measures.

To emphasis on security further, a special team will be deployed to look after conveyance of the players along with the necessary road clearance squad.