City police make special arrangements for smooth traffic, parking of vehicles
Nagpur: As a special gesture for the convenience of fans, Maha Metro authorities, on VCA’s request, have agreed to ply additional Metro trains from various stations in Nagpur till Chinchbhavan Metro Station (New Airport Station) and back to those stations after the match is over. The Second T20 between India and Australia will be played at VCA Jamtha Stadium on Friday, September 23.
After the match is over, while returning from New Airport Station to all other operational stations, additional trains will be available till 1:00 am. Normal metro revenue services from all operational stations of Orange and Aqua lines to New Airport Metro Station will be available till 10.00 pm.
Maha Metro authorities have urged the spectators to buy return journey tickets initially from the boarding station to minimise travel time and to ease the flow of traffic to Jamtha. TheVCA has also made arrangements to deploy 60 buses to ferry spectators from New Airport Metro Station to Jamtha before the start of the match and from Jamtha to New Airport Metro Station after the match.
The buses will ply between 1 pm on September 23 to 2 am on September 24 from Airport Metro Station to VCA Jamtha Stadium as well as to various parking areas like Sharirik Shikshan Ground etc continuously. The buses will drop/pick-up spectators (before and after the match) at convenient points near the stadium as the adjacent parking areas have been rendered slushy by incessant rains over the past week.
Special traffic arrangement for T-20 cricket match:
To ensure smooth flow of traffic during India vs Australia T-20 cricket, Nagpur police have made special arrangements. As per the plan, entry to heavy vehicles in the city will be prohibited on Friday from 12 noon to late night. The police appealed match viewers to avoid journey to the stadium by four-wheelers and use public transport and metro rail. Free buses will be available from Khapri Metro Station to Jamtha station, police said.
The metro services will remain in operation even after the match is over. Four-wheeler parking will be available at Jamtha Stadium, VIP parking, Jamtha T-Point, Physical Education College ground, Palloti Engineering College Ground, VCA members parking Gate No. 12, 13, Rani Kothi Palace, Anvita Farm and Brahmakumari Parking.
Two-wheeler parking will be available near Jamtha Stadium. ‘Gree Corridor’ will be operational from Jamtha Stadium to Rahate Colony Square on Friday from 9.30 pm. The police will initiate action against traffic rule violators through CCTV cameras. The police urged two-wheeler riders to use helmets and avoid triple seat riding. Vehicles parked on the main roads will be towed by toying vans. Helmets will not be allowed inside the stadium. Therefore, two-wheeler users should lock their helmet with their vehicles, police stated.
The police will also conduct a breath analyser test at the entrance gate of the stadium and prohibit entry to drunkards. The orders were issued by DCP Traffic Sarang Awad.