It’s T20 World Cup 2016. Match is between India and Australia at PCA Stadium, Mohali and we just spotted the bus carrying Indian Cricket Team from their hotel in Chandigarh to PCA Stadium, Mohali.
Indian cricket team and Australian team are both staying in Chandigarh but at different hotels. One team is staying at Taj Chandigarh in Sector 17 while the other one is staying at JW Marriott in Sector 35.
This is how the movement of Indian Cricket Team happens in Chandigarh
All traffic was stopped.
Red lights are made dis-functional.
Policemen deployed throughout the route.
Policemen are in constant communication throughout the route.
When bus passes from one point, they inform the other policemen over wireless.
Escort vehicles and security cover is provided by Chandigarh police.
Everything is done to make the bus movement as smooth as it could be. The Indian Cricket team goes through all the city roads without stopping at any red lights. Traffic cops are swung into almost 1 hour before the scheduled departure time from hotel to PCA Stadium.
As soon as the bus enters Mohali, Punjab Police personal get into action and again a smooth route is provided to the Indian cricket team bus to reach PCA Stadium. The bus is guarded by escort vehicles in front and heavy security cover on rear.
The routes are often changed at the end point for security reason. It just takes about 20 minutes from hotel to PCA stadium or maybe even less as the bus does not stop at any red lights and there’s no traffic on the road.
We wish India all the best for this match against Australia. Do not forget to watch it live on Start Sports at 7:00 PM today i.e. 27th March, 2016.
The above image was clicked by Ajay Deep.