Prohibitions during the Confederations Cup: alcohol in restaurants, ''last mile'' without bicycles and without the gunpowder plant's closing

The Executive Committee of Kazan told about the limitations that they will impose during the Confederations Cup

Prohibitions during the Confederations Cup: alcohol in restaurants, ''last mile'' without bicycles and without the gunpowder plant's closing Photo: Oleg Tikhonov

The limitation on the sale of alcoholic beverages, blocked city streets and lack of allowed parking on Chistopolskaya Street – it is only a small part of the constraints that will be during the Confederations Cup in Kazan. It is expected that they all will be used to benefit local residents and guests of the capital of the republic. Why public transport passengers whose route will pass through Kazan Arena will have to pay the fare twice and how the Executive Committee of Kazan is going to deal with traffic jams during the matches — read in the material of Realnoe Vremya.

The limitation not only for cars but also for bicycles

The Executive Committee of the city told in details about the restrictions that will be applied during the Confederations Cup yesterday. Limitations will be many, however, Deputy Head of the Executive Committee of Kazan Damir Fattakhov urged residents and visitors of the city not to focus on that and just enjoy the upcoming events.

Nevertheless, the most serious constraint can be called measures related to roads and auto vehicles. Here again it will be about the same ''last mile'', the concept of which extend to the territory within a radius of one kilometer around Kazan Arena stadium. The ''last mile'' predominantly will be a pedestrian area, the entry will be allowed only to accredited vehicles. It is important that after long negotiations of the Executive Committee with various agencies and departments, from the ''last mile'' there have been excluded residential houses.

Damir Fattakhov: ''We have reached a scheme, which allows all residents whose homes are near the stadium Kazan Arena and who fall into this ''last mile'', everyone without exception, to find an opportunity that may not be the most convenient way, but to get to their homes without restrictions.'' Photo: Oleg Tikhonov

''In the result of this work — I would like to highlight this, — we have reached a scheme, which allows all residents whose homes are near the stadium Kazan Arena and who fall into this ''last mile'', everyone without exception, to find an opportunity that may not be the most convenient way, but to get to their homes without restrictions: without any pass, permit or passport, what was originally discussed,'' said Fattakhov. For residents of nearby to the stadium houses are identified specific entrances and exits.

By the way, after the test match on 17 May, the municipality received a request from cyclists, for whom the parking places for two-wheeled transport are being determined. While it is known that parking would be on the territory of the ''last mile''. But it will be forbidden to ride there by bike, one will have to dismount and go through this area next to the bike on foot.

No traffic jams?

The traffic jams that occurred during the test match, which was attended by less than 22,000 people with a stadium load capacity of 45,000, have also been analysed. After that, the traffic scheme were slightly changed. The car drivers, as well as on the match on 17 May, will have to make another, less familiar way to get from point A to point B.

Public transport during the Confederations Cup will also run according to the specially elaborated scheme. Photo: kazanfirst.ru

The Executive Committee notes that the restrictions will be active closer to the evening or at weekends, so we expect no transport collapse. Anyway, car drivers are actively encouraged to switch to public transport. By the way, the public transport on the days of the matches will operate according to the specially elaborated scheme. To leave the stadium, one will have to go to the stops Veterinary Academy or Adoratskogo Street — near to them there should be a reversal of the way and loops. If a person just passes the stadium, they will also have to get off, for example, on Veterinary Academy, to go to Adoratskogo Street Stop and take other public transport, in the end, paying the fare twice.

After the lifting of restrictions of movement, that is, three hours after the end of the match, the work hours of buses, trolleybuses and trams with routes through the Kazan Arena to areas of the city will be extended. The underground work hours will also be extended. On 18 and 24 June the buses will circulate until midnight, and on 22 June to 28 June — until 3 a.m. In addition, before and after the match there will run shuttles from the bus stop Adoratskogo Street to the airport and the railway stations Kazan-1 and Kazan-2.

Volunteers and spectators of the event will have the opportunity to use public transport for free. The latters need to take a spectator passport and a ticket for the match with them. Chairman of the Committee on transport and communication of the Executive Committee of Kazan Aydar Abdulkhakov said that to compensate free pass for volunteers to the carriers in the city budget there will be allocated about 6 million rubles, for the fans — 22 million rubles. What amount will be paid at the end of the event — time will tell.

Aydar Abdulkhakov said that to compensate free pass for volunteers to the carriers in the city budget there will be allocated about 6 million rubles, for the fans — 22 million rubles. Photo: Maksim Platonov

Without measures for the gunpowder plant and no beer at the matches

The restrictions also cover the airspace with a radius of 110 km from the stadium up to the altitude of 8,100 metres.

Separately, a couple of words should be said about limitations on the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages. Alcohol is allowed to be sold only in restaurants, with the exception of beer and beer drinks on tap. No drinking at the stadium Kazan Arena, in two Kazan railway stations, the airport and the areas near these objects.

Whether it will be possible to buy beer at Kazan-Arena — the Executive Committee promised separately to clarify and inform. After all, a football game is impossible without beer.

A little more than 2,112 people will responsible for the security during the events in Kazan.

''The Executive Committee of Kazan together with the Ministry of Tatarstan have established the necessary grouping of forces and means to respond to possible non-standard situations. The total number of personnel is 2,112 people, 174 units of equipment,'' said the head of Department of civil protection of the Executive Committee of Kazan Ferdinand Timurkhanov. He noted that the duty is on gas networks, power grids and water supply networks in four teams with a total number of 153 people.

The Executive Committee has not raised the issue of temporary restriction of the operation of the gunpowder plant to avoid a possible accident. Photo: Maksim Platonov

Additional security measures are taken at the flammable objects of Kazan. However, the issue of temporary restriction of the operation of the gunpowder plant to avoid a possible accident the Executive Committee has not raised. In response to the question of Realnoe Vremya to discuss this topic, the speakers got a little embarrassed, and then Fattakhov succinctly answered in one word: ''No.''

By Mariya Gorozhaninova