A new challenge for the Navi Mumbai Traffic Police will be the 5 IPL matches that would be held in D Y Patil stadium in Nerul as heavy traffic is expected during this time.The 5 IPL matches to be played at DY Patil stadium from the 27th April to 16th May is undoubtedly going to pull a huge crowd of cricket lovers. While this will bring smiles to organizers who will smile all the way to their banks, it is going to be a challenge for the Navi Mumbaikars and Traffic Police to sail through the chaos on the day of the matches. Sources reveal that inside meetings of the traffic police has left officials sweating and dreading the day of the matches but ACP Nandkumar Chougule however says that the situation is under control.While six public and private grounds and two roads have been reserved for the Sunday game, it still provides parking to barely 2,500 vehicles, while the expected four-wheeler traffic at Nerul is estimated to be 10,000 on Sunday evening.. While the basement beneath the main gate of the stadium will be reserved only for a total of 100 VVIP cars, the Dr D Y Patil College campus ground will accommodate another 150 vehicles of special passholders on Sunday. The service road outside the stadium will be used to park 100 vehicles, while parallel parking will be allowed on both sides of Amra Marg (from Bhimashankar Society to Air India Colony) to make space for another 400 vehicles. The problem roots as the newly opened stadium with a seating capacity of 55,000 has parking space for about 400 cars, which is why elaborate arrangements are being made by the authorities Although the ACP agrees to this he informed that search for more parking place is going on so that the traffic is channelised and peaceful.Hopefully, authorities will execute their plans to the T, else IPL matches could hold the city at ransom. With cameraperson Ravi Nikam, Sudhir Sharma for Navi Mumbai News.
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