Bengaluru traffic police have banned parking all kinds of vehicles on the roads around Chinnaswamy Stadium ahead of the Indian Premier League match on Thursday.
As per a report in Times of India, parking will not be allowed on Queens Road (from Balekundri Circle to Queens Circle), MG Road (from Anil Kumble Circle to Queens Circle), Link Road (from MG Road to Cubbon Road), Rajbhavan Road, T Chowdaiah Road and Race Course Road, Central Street, Cubbon Road (from CTO Circle to Dickenson Road).
The ban on parking begins at 2 pm and extends up to 11.30 pm. In addition, all vehicles other than BMTC buses are prohibited on Cubbon Road (from Kamaraja Road to Dickenson Road), St Marks Road (from Cash Pharmacy to Anil Kumble Circle), Museum Road (from MG Road to St Marks Road), Ashirvadam Circle, Kasturba Road (from Queens Circle to Hudson Circle), Mallya Hospital Road (from Siddalingaiah Circle to RRMR Circle), inside Cubbon Park, Kings Road, in front of Press Club, Balbhavan Road up to Fountain Junction, Lavelle Road (from Queens Circle to Vittal Mallya Road), Vittal Mallya Road (from Siddalingaiah Circle to Bishop Cotton Girls' School), the newspaper reported.
Auto rickshaws will also be barred from 5 pm to 11.30 pm on Queens Road, from Traffic Headquarters Junction to Queens Circle, Cubbon Road, from BRV Junction to CTO Circle and MG Road from Anil Kumble Circle to Queens Circle.
People arriving to watch the cricket match at Chinnaswamy Stadium can park vehicles at St Joseph's Indian School Ground and UB City Parking Lot, first floor of BMTC depot, Shivajinagar bus stand. Parking for KSCA members is at St. Joseph's European School, as per the paper.
Metro services have already been extended to 12:30 am for matchdays in the city.
Royal Challengers of Bangalore (RCB) take on Mumbai Indians in its second game of the IPL season on Thursday.