The city police have made elaborate security arrangements for 20-20 (T20) cricket match between India and Pakistan at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on December 25.
City Police Commissioner B G Jyothiprakash Mirji said that the stadium will be brought under a thick security blanket.
Four deputy superintendents of police, 27 assistant commissioners of police, 90 police inspectors, 270 police sub-inspectors, 240 assistant sub-inspectors, 1,750 policemen, including head constables, police constables and women police personnel, 10 platoons of City Armed Reserve (CAR) and 12 platoons of Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP), along with the Garuda force, will provide security to the stadium.
All gates of the stadium will open for public at 2 pm on the match day.
People, who have bought tickets, are advised to read the do’s and don’ts before entering the stadium.
CCTVs have been installed at the entrance and exit gates of the stadium.
The spectators have also been requested to cooperate with the police during the security check.
A police outpost will be set up for the people at Gate Number 1 for emergency purposes, Mirji said.
“We have spoken to the organisations which claimed to create trouble during the match and advised them not to create any nuisance. If they create any trouble, stringent action would be initiated against them,” Mirji warned.
Security has also been beefed up around all major churches across the city in view of the midnight mass on the Christmas eve, Mirji said.