Ahmedabad is gearing up for a cricket extravaganza with the deployment of over 6,000 security personnel at Narendra Modi Stadium for the high-octane World Cup final between India and Australia on November 19. As announced by GS Malik, Ahmedabad Commissioner of Police, the city is preparing for an unparalleled level of security for this landmark event.
Dignitaries Galore at the High-Profile Cricket Showdown
The final, graced by the likes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Deputy PM Richard Marles, has catalyzed extensive security arrangements. A combination of Gujarat police, RAF, and home guards will ensure the safety of the massive crowd expected to throng the stadium.
Transforming the Stadium into a Security Stronghold
Detailing the security plan, GS Malik stated that a substantial number of the security force will be inside the stadium, with RAF units positioned both inside and around the venue. A specialized command and control centre will also be operational for effective communication and coordination.
Leadership at the Helm of Security Operations
Security operations will be directed by top IPS officials, including IG and DIG rank officers, along with a robust team of deputy commissioners, assistant commissioners, and police inspectors. This team is set to ensure foolproof security throughout the match.
NDRF and Elite Squads Ready for Emergency Scenarios
In a proactive approach, NDRF teams will be on-site to manage any potential emergencies, while bomb detection squads and elite commandos will maintain vigilance in critical areas around the stadium.
Countering Potential Threats with Assurance
GS Malik addressed concerns regarding security threats, advising against sensationalizing unverified threats. He reinforced the confidence in the security forces’ ability to manage any situation.
A Gathering of Eminent Personalities
The match is expected to attract a slew of dignitaries, including Union Home Minister Amit Shah and US Ambassador Eric Garcetti. The event will also feature a spectacular air show by the Indian Air Force’s Surya Kiran team.
The World Cup final at Narendra Modi Stadium, with its immense capacity and meticulous security arrangements, is poised to be a cricketing spectacle of epic proportions, promising to be etched in the memories of cricket fans worldwide.