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WC Final: South Mumbai awaits 'No-Fly Zone' declaration

Posted By: Abdul Nisar
Mumbai, Apr 1: If you have any plans to travel above South Mumbai on Saturday, just forget it. South Mumbai will be declared as a no fly zone on the day India meets Sri Lanka in the World Cup final match.

Ahead of World Cup final match, Mumbai has turned to a fortress with more than 3,000 security personnels arranging a 3-tier security system at Wankhede stadium. Major security forces like Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) and Rapid Action Force (RAF) will have the charge of Mumbai's security on Saturday.

Each security force will have different role in guarding the grand finale. SRPF members will have the charge of guarding Wankhede stadium and the CISF troops will check out the spectators entering the stadium.

Five companies of RAF, National Security Guards troop and Quick Response Team commandos will be deployed as well. More over, commandos from Airforce, Navy and Marine will be on stand-by to face any threat.

Officials said that taking food items and bags inside the stadium is banned and also parking will not be allowed in and around the stadium. More than 260 CCTV cameras were installed inside and outside the stadium to monitor every movements.

Earlier on Thursday, Maharashtra government declared a holiday for the government and semi-government offices in Mumbai and suburbs on World Cup final match day.

OneIndia News

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Story first published: Friday, April 1, 2011, 9:04 [IST]
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