6,000 Cops to turn Gujarat stadium into fortress as PM Modi turns up to cheer for India against Oz on Sunday
Elaborating on the arrangements, Ahmedabad Commissioner of Police GS Malik said that over 6,000 police personnel would be deployed, of which 3,000 would be inside the ground
Ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup Final between India and Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday, tight security arrangements have been made by the city police to ensure smooth conduct of the match.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles are set to attend the final match on Sunday, news agency PTI reported, citing officials.
Elaborating on the arrangements, Ahmedabad Commissioner of Police GS Malik said that over 6,000 police personnel would be deployed, of which 3,000 would be inside the ground.
Apart from this, he further stated that two NDRF teams, two Chetak Commando teams, and 10 teams of the Bomb Disposal Squad would be deployed to ensure full security, as many dignitaries would arrive at the venue to witness the ultimate clash.
The police said that the metro would be operational until 1 a.m.
Malik made a request from the people to make maximum use of the metro for commuting on the day of the match because, aside from security, traffic is also a challenge as more than 1,00,000 spectators are expected to reach the venue.
He further said that improvements have been made in the arrangements based on previous experiences.