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Mumbai Police to provide green corridors for smooth flow of team buses


Mumbai Police will provide green corridors for the movement of buses carrying players and staff for Indian Premiership matches this season to ensure they reach training and match venues on time and do not stay behind. not stuck in traffic. More than 1,100 police officers, including traffic police, will be deployed for matches in Mumbai, a senior officer said on Saturday. This year, all IPL league matches are taking place in Mumbai and Pune, and the 10 participating teams are staying in hotels located in different parts of the cities.

The league matches starting tonight will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Brabourne Stadium – both located in South Mumbai – DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai and MCA Stadium in Pune. A police officer said as the distance between team hotels and stadiums is long, Mumbai police are taking extra precautions.

“As for the green corridors, each team will have (police) escort and security as some matches are (scheduled) during peak hours. Mumbai,” the officer added.

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The distance from South Mumbai to Navi Mumbai DY Patil Stadium is around 35 km. Police from Thane and Pune will also be enlisted, he added. For matches to be played in Wankhede and Brabourne, police will take precautionary measures to avoid traffic jams as Marine Drive and Churchgate stations are located nearby, he said.

Mumbai Traffic Police co-commissioner Rajvardhan Sinha said police personnel are ready with plans to transport players and regulate traffic during IPL matches. “Police will be monitoring the signaling system on the team route and ensuring smooth traffic flow,” he said, adding, “We are ensuring that IPL teams reach the stadiums from their hotels for matches. as well as training in time, and at the same time ordinary people should not suffer,” he said, adding that no roads will be blocked for the movement of teams. Each team will be escorted by a team made up of personnel from the Traffic Police and Mumbai Police whenever they go for IPL matches or training sessions, he said. The police are in contact with the nodal officers of each team who shared their training and match schedule 15 days in advance, Sinha added.


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