India-Aus WC quarter final: Tight security greets spectators

India-Aus WC quarter final: Tight security greets spectators

With all tickets sold out, a sea of humanity outside the stadium was waiting to get in even three hours before the match began as people on cars, two wheelers and on foot all moved towards the same destination.

Traffic police had a hard time controlling the ever increasing crowd which had jammed traffic from both the approach roads to the stadium. One could see over a kilometre long traffic jam from Sabarmati area to Motera Stadium, while a similar scene was observed from the road from the other side from Chandkheda area towards the venue.

Every person entering the venue was frisked several times including at the entry gate, near the stands and once after entering the stands. Following the security checks by police, long queue was seen at entry point of each stand. With the match being played under the threat of a possible terror strike security for the quarter-final is much more robust than that for the earlier two World Cup matches played here.