MUMBAI: Mumbai’s Deputy Commissioner of Police, Pravin Mundhe, stated on Tuesday that the city’s police force is well-prepared for the upcoming India vs New Zealand semifinal at Wankhede Stadium in the ICC World Cup.
With the stadium having already hosted four matches, Mundhe emphasized the significance of the upcoming semifinal and assured heightened security measures. Approximately 120 officers and 600 personnel will be deployed in and around the stadium to ensure the safety of spectators.
Special teams, including striking forces, riot control parties, and quick reaction teams, are also part of the comprehensive security plan. Separate teams have been formed to address specific concerns such as eve-teasing, theft, and black marketing.
Strict measures against illegal hawking and the unauthorized sale of items near the stadium are also in place. Mundhe highlighted the coordination of efforts to maintain a secure environment for the match, emphasizing traffic arrangements and crime prevention strategies.