1,500 security personnel for Hyderabad ODI

Published: Friday, November 7, 2014, 11:37 [IST]
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Tight security for Hyderabad ODI

Hyderabad, Nov 7: A total of 1,500 security personnel will be deployed for one-day international match between India and Sri Lanka at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium at Uppal here on November 9, police said.

"Adequate and elaborate bandobust arrangements are being made in coordination with different wings such as security (250 personnel), traffic (270), law and order (413), armed forces (11 sections), Special Branch, Central Crime Station staff and two fire tenders with fire fighting squad. A total of about 1,500 personnel will be deployed," Cyberabad police commissioner C V Anand said.

As many as 56 CCTV cameras would be installed, he said.

Quick Response Teams (QRT) and OCTOPUS (the state's anti-terror unit) will also be deployed. Ten Bomb Disposal (BD) teams would continue scanning the area until the match is over.

Spectators would not be allowed to carry bags, banners, cell phones, cameras, binoculars, match boxes, lights, helmets, cigarettes, perfumes, eatables and water bottles into the stadium, Anand said.

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao would be attending the opening ceremony, and there would be additional security for him.


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