The city traffic police have planned vehicle diversions in view of the rush expected near M.A. Chidambaram stadium during the IPL matches scheduled up to May 22.
They have also made parking arrangements for IPL spectators. The changes will be in effect from Saturday. According to a press release, around 40,000 spectators are expected to visit the stadium.
As per the new arrangement, Bells Road will be made a one-way with entry from Bharathy Road. No vehicles will be allowed from Wallajah Road.
Vehicles from Wallajah Road and proceeding towards Bells Road will be diverted via Wallajah Road, Labour Statue, up to Kamarajar Salai.
Post each day’s match, the Bells Road one-way will have entry only from Wallajah Road. Vehicles will be diverted towards Rathna Café junction, TH Road and Tower Clock.
Canal Road too will be turned into a one-way with entry from Bharathy Road. There will be no entry allowed from Wallajah Road. Vehicles with passes for parking at Victoria Hostel, Warden Hostel, TNCA and Pavillion will be allowed to head towards Canal Road from Bharathy Salai.
After the match, no vehicles will be allowed from Rathna Café junction towards Bharathy Salai–Bells Road junction. They will be diverted at T.H. Road to reach Wallajah Road or Ice House junction.
The following arrangements have been made for parking:
Victoria hostel – V car passes bearing V – 400 vehicles.
Warden Hostel – W car passes – 100 vehicles.
TNCA parking – T car passes – 310 vehicles.
Pavillion Parking – P car passes – 50 vehicles.
MRTS parking – R car passes – 150 vehicles.
MCC Parking – M car passes – 75 vehicles.
Pattabiram Parking – B car passes – 25 vehicles.
Marina service road will be allotted for vehicles without parking passes. The traffic arrangement will be in place during all the matches.