Road closures and traffic arrangements for NDP

The police yesterday issued information on the traffic and security arrangements for the National Day Parade (NDP) on Sunday.

There will be road closures around the event area and people who want to get there are advised to use public transport.

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.

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

Bus services affected by the road closures will also be diverted.

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

As large crowds are expected at various event venues on Sunday, the public is advised to be vigilant and to 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 be receiving 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 organisers at 1800-637-2015 to enquire about the NDP and road closures.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 07, 2015, with the headline 'Road closures and traffic arrangements for NDP'. Print Edition | Subscribe