Police issue traffic and security arrangements for NDP 2015

There will be road closures around the event area and the police advised the public to use public transport to get to the area.
There will be road closures around the event area and the police advised the public to use public transport to get to the area.ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA

SINGAPORE - The police issued information on Thursday on the traffic and security arrangements for the National Day Parade (NDP) on Aug 9.

There will be road closures around the event area and the police advised the public to use public transport to get to the area. (Full list of road closures below.)

Traffic delays are expected along North Bridge Road, Beach Road, Bras Basah Road, Hill Street, Cecil Street, Collyer Quay, Battery Road, Bayfront Avenue, Marina Boulevard, Marina Gardens Drive, Marina Mall, Mountbatten Road, Tanjong Rhu Road, Rhu Cross, Stadium Crescent, Stadium Walk and Stadium Way.

Auxiliary police officers, police officers and Singapore Armed Forces marshals will be deployed at affected junctions to direct motorists.

Public bus services affected by the road closures will also be diverted.

Those driving to Suntec City and Marina Square can use alternate routes via East Coast Parkway expressway, Sheares Avenue or Rochor Road, as parts of Nicoll Highway and Bras Basah Road will be closed.

Those heading to the Sports Hub can use Stadium Road via Nicoll Highway in the direction of Guillemard Road, and to get to the Singapore Indoor Stadium they can use Stadium Way to get to Singapore Indoor Stadium.

For those driving to Marina Bay Sands, they can use Bayfront Avenue in the direction of Marina Boulevard via Temasek Avenue in the direction of Bayfront Avenue.

After the parade, City Hall, Promenade and Bayfront MRT Stations are expected to be very crowded. The police advised commuters to use alternative MRT stations such as Raffles Place, Esplanade, Bugis and Clarke Quay.

As large crowds are expected at the various event venues on Sunday, the police advised the public to be vigilant and safeguard their belongings.

Those attending the NDP at the Padang should arrive early to allow time for security checks. The gates open at 3.30pm.

Canned drinks and canned items will not be allowed into the venue, and any container of at least 100ml capacity which contains liquid, aerosol or gel will be subjected to additional checks. Ticket holders will receive drinks and light snacks in their NDP Fun Packs.

It is an offence to fly an unmanned aircraft into or within the special event area without a valid permit.

The public can contact the parade organisers on 1800-637-2015 to enquire about the NDP and road closures.