As cricket fever takes over the country with the beginning of the Indian Premier League, season 16. On this occasion, the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation will have additional trips to accommodate the cricket fans in the city.
The Special Commissioner of Traffic M A Saleem said that the police are reducing the parking on the roads around the stadium. The vehicle users will have to park their vehicles at the Shivajinagar Bus Station, Cubbon Park, St. Joseph’s Indian High School Ground and take public transport from thereon.
#IPL fans in #Bengaluru – Park your vehicles in one of the parking spots near #Chinnaswamy & opt for @BMTC_BENGALURU as, starting tomorrow, they will deploy extra buses just to ferry you to and from the stadium, especially after evening #RCB matches. Read:https://t.co/COOdwDDOE4
— Udbhavi (she/her) (@bhavibee) April 1, 2023
While speaking to the Deccan Herald, a senior BMTC official stated that during the RCB games, there will be 25 more buses to and from the stadium, at night. The official also kept the possibility of increasing the number of buses open.
Besides Bengaluru, Ahmedabad also extended their metro services till Saturday for the opening game of the Indian Premier League.
“The road from Janpath T junction to Motera stadium T junction will be closed, and an alternate route from Janpath to Tapovan via Visat circle will be available for general vehicular movement. There will be 29 additional BRTS buses which will be deployed for commute for the IPL viewers and the metro services will be available till 2 am Saturday.“ said Safin Hasan, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Ahmedabad Traffic East.
The Indian Premier League kickstarted on March 31, with defending champions Gujarat Titans securing a comprehensive victory over the 4 times champions, Chennai Super Kings. Royal Challengers Bangalore will be playing their first game against Mumbai Indians on April 2, 2023.