Traffic regulations have been put in place in the city in the wake of the India-West Indies One Day International (ODI) ODI on Thursday. Ernakulam IG K Padmakumar said that 800 traffic police personnel would be deployed to ensure the smooth flow of vehicles.
If needed, private buses coming from Edappally and Kakkanad, between 11 am and 2 pm, will have to take the National Highway to reach Vyttila, and then take the S A Road to enter the city. Service buses from the city that are bound for Edappally, Paravur and Aluva, between 11 am and 2 pm, should take the left turn from Kaloor and proceed through Elamakkara- BTS Road-Edappally Changampuzha Park and enter the NH, the police said.
Vehicles taking the NH-47 from Thrissur, Malappuram, Palakkad, Kozhikode, Kannur, and Kasargod should drop passengers at Edappally Bypass , where parking would be confined to the Container Terminal Road.
Vehicles from Alappuzha, Kollam, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, and Thiruvananthapuram should drop spectators at Vyttila Junction, and park the vehicle on the service roads on either side of the NH without disrupting traffic.
Vehicles from Kakkanad, Idukki, and Muvattupuzha should drop spectators at the Palarivattom Bypass Junction, and park on the service roads on either side of the NH near the bypass junction.
All vehicles coming along the Goshree Bridge should drop passengers at Manappattyparambu near Kaloor.
Spectators proceeding to the stadium in light vehicles can take the Palarivattom round and the Thammanam road, and those from the Vyttila area can take the S A Road, Kadavanthra and Kathrikadavu to reach the rear of the stadium. Light vehicles, including cars and two-wheelers, can be parked in the designated open parking spaces in front of the stadium, St Albert’s College ground, Karanakkodam St Jude Church ground, IMA ground, the Kerala Water Authority ground behind the stadium, and the Helipad ground.
Heavy vehicles should make use of the service roads on either side of the NH, Seaport-Airport Road, Container Terminal Road, Goshree, and Marine Drive grounds without disrupting traffic.
Parking is banned along the stretch between Edappally bypass and High Court during the day, on account of Kochi Metro Rail work.