Traffic curbs for IPL match today

Traffic curbs for IPL match today

Traffic curbs for IPL match today

Traffic restrictions will be imposed in and around MG Road on Sunday between 2 pm and 11.30 pm in view of an IPL-9 T20 match at Chinnaswamy Stadium between RCB and Rising Pune Supergiant.

Parking will be banned on the following stretches:

Both sides between CTO Circle and Queen’s Circle on Queen’s Road; between Anil Kumble Circle and Queen’s Circle on MG Road; between MG Road and Cubbon Road on Link Road; Raj Bhavan Road, T Chowdaiah Road and Race Course Road, near stadium compound, Central Street; between BRV Circle and Dickenson Road on Cubbon Road; between Kamaraj Road Junction and Dickenson Road on Cubbon Road, between SBI Circle and Asirvatham Circle on St Mark’s Road; between MG Road and St Mark’s Road on Museum Road; between Queen’s Road and Hudson Road on Kasturba Road and between Siddalingaiah Road and RRMR Road on Vittal Mallya Road, Kings Road, in front of Press Club, Bal Bhavan Fountain inside Cubbon Park; between Grant Road Junction and Queen’s Road on Lavelle Road; between Siddalingaiah Circle and Bishop Cotton Girls’ School on Vittal Mallya Road (the norm excludes BMTC buses).

Vehicles can be parked at St Joseph’s Indian High School grounds, UB City and first floor of Shivajinagar bus stand.

Those who have VVIP passes can park vehicles at the pay-and-park facility at UB City and KSCA members can park vehicles at St Mark’s Cathedral and Bowring Institute. Those deputed for security duty can park their vehicles in front of KGID building.

Additonal buses
BMTC will be operating extra buses to Chinnaswamy Stadium in view of the match. The buses will ply from 5 pm from different locations and from 12 am from the Chinnaswamy stadium.

All  entry points to Cubbon Park will be open three hours before the start of the match and three hours after the match to facilitate smooth vehicular movement.

Fans protest sale of tickets in ‘black’
Commotion prevailed outside the Chinnaswamy stadium on Saturday when cricket fans who had queued up to buy tickets for Sunday’s IPL match between Bangalore and Pune noticed the ‘sold out’ board at the counters. However, a few people were moving around among the crowd, offering to sell tickets priced between Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 in black.

Enraged fans caught hold of three ticket-sellers and thrashed them before handing them over to the police.

People in the crowd said they had come from far-off places. They suspected a racket involving stadium staff, who are selling tickets to touts to make money. The fans started shouting slogans against the management.

The Cubbon Park police rushed to the spot and took three persons into custody for questioning.

“We are trying to find out how they procured these tickets and whether they have any links with the stadium staff,” said a police officer. Most of them had no choice but to leave the stadium without tickets.