Tomorrow at DY Patil sports stadium, it is going to be Music filled Sunday as fans from across India or may be beyond will excurse their way to witness the first ever live performance by classic Irish rock band, U2. The band will perform complete album in sequence, as well as a selection of songs from its extensive catalogue in front of thousands of fans.
The event will be the last concert of the exceedingly successful The Joshua Tree Tour, by the band while it celebrates its 32-year-old iconic album which shares the same title.
Band members Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr landed at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport on Thursday evening.
The Navi Mumbai Police is all set with around 900 personnel as part of its security arrangements for the event. Rajkumar Vhatkar, Joint Commissioner of Police, Navi Mumbai informed, “We will deploy over 300 personnel to manage traffic and another 600 personnel on crowd management duty”.
The police have allocate three grounds in the vicinity of the D Y Patil which can accommodate around 4,000 cars. Vhatkar added that, they are expecting most of the people to turn up in their cars or in taxis due to which Space for taxi drop-offs have been earmarked”.
For the first time in the city, an entire suburban rake has been hired. The special chartered local will operate between Andheri and Nerul for those heading to Navi Mumbai for a concert. The special train will leave from Andheri at 2.55 pm.it will halt at Mahim and Kurla at 3.10 pm and 3:20pm respectively. At night the train will return at 10:50pm from Nerul. People with valid passes for the event only will be allowed to board this train.
No major diversions have been planned on roads. .Sunil Lokhande, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) quoted that,” the concert is not likely to disrupt traffic around the stadium as traffic is as it is less on Sundays”.