Even though the security was kept at its best during the Holi festival in the city, few were cited making nuisance on the street. Nagpur having 10 zones of traffic, 315 people were penalized on March 9 and March 10 noticed an increase in numbers which went to 711. In total 1026 people were booked in drink and drive cases.
Police already had traffic cops deployed to maintain peace and order and to avoid crimes or any unwanted incidents. Dr. Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay had all arrangements set prior to Holi. Traffic teams were all set with barricades on checkpoints. MIDC, Sonegaon, Sitabuldi, Cotton Market, Ajni Sakkardara, Lakadganj, Indora, Kamptee, were the areas with tight security and checkpoints.