GTP Makes Special Traffic Arrangements for Filmfare Awards
GUWAHATI: The Guwahati Traffic Police has made special arrangements in regard to traffic management and security for the Filmfare Awards 2020 which is going to be held in the city later today.
For the first time in the history of Filmfare Awards, the mega function is being held outside of Mumbai. Sarusajai Stadium of Guwahati has been selected as the venue for the same and it’s a matter of pride for the state that it has gotten to host a function which will be telecast worldwide,” exclaimed Munna Prasad Gupta, Commissioner of Police, Guwahati.
He added that the city police have made all necessary traffic arrangements so that the audience do not face trouble being stuck in traffic jams or finding a spot to park their vehicles.
The traffic police have issued car passes which have been provided to the organisers. Only those vehicles that have valid car passes shall be allowed entry inside the stadium. All other spectators will have to get down from their vehicles at Rongmon Point and proceed on foot inside the stadium. All spectators will enter via gate 1A, 1B and 1C.
A total of 27 private parking places have also been earmarked. All of the parking lots will be under CCTC surveillance and police personnel shall also be deployed.
Cars coming from Lokhra side will drop the passengers on the service road and proceed towards Beharbari for parking. The cars coming from Khanapara side will similarly proceed towards Lokhra side for parking. Traffic personnel will assist in the parking.
The road from Sawkuchi up to Hockey Stadium and from Hockey Stadium up to Sawkuchi will be “No Entry” points. However, local residents, police/administration vehicles and emergency service vehicles are exempted.
“The Filmfare Award 2020 is scheduled to start at 5 PM on February 15. However, spectators are requested to reach the venue ahead of time so as to get a parking space close to the venue. The entry to the stadium will begin at 3:45 PM,” informed Ranjan Bhuyan, DCP Traffic.
Further, he added that there will be restrictions imposed on the entry of heavily loaded trucks at National Highway 31 from 3 PM on Saturday till 4 AM on Sunday. Restrictions have also been imposed on trucks entering from other districts and approximately 30% of private city buses have been taken off the roads for the day.
To make sure that the mega award show is conducted smoothly as well as so that the general public do not suffer any hindrance due to it, Assam Police has arranged for extra forces to be deployed during the award ceremony. Forces have specially been deployed at the LGBI Airport and the hotels where the celebrities are staying.
The organisers have issued various instructions in the tickets for the viewers to follow. While the audience is allowed to carry their phones, restrictions have been imposed on carrying bags and purses inside the venue.