The city police have tightened security at M Chinnaswamy Stadium for the IPL cricket matches following the twin blasts on Thursday to avoid any untoward incidents.
Police said tight security will be in place on May 3, May 9, May 11, May 13 and May 24, when there are cricket matches scheduled. Police conducted a security drill along with the intelligence wing on Saturday evening by exploding three devices that sounded like bombs. The public passing by panicked, only to realise it was a mock drill.
Police said they have installed more than 100 CCTV cameras inside and outside the stadium to monitor the movements of the public. Three DCPs, 15 ACPs, 20 police inspectors and more than 1,000 lower rank police personnel have been brought in to tighten the security net.
Police also requested the public to follow safety directives. All the gates of the stadium will be opened three hours prior to the match and the audience is requested to enter the stadium as early as possible.
Entry of the following items has been restricted: cigarettes, matches, lighters, eatables, tiffin boxes, cameras and binoculars, laptops and tablets, musical instruments, sharp weapons, water bottles and cans, hand bags, helmets, flags, liquor bottles, fire crackers, colours, perfumes, umbrellas, toys, torches.