This New Year if you are planning to get drunk and hit city roads, you may land up in trouble. City Police have made tight security arrangements to avert any untoward incident on the New Year’s eve.
On Friday, more than 2,500 police personnel would be deployed in the ‘bandobast.’
To check incidents of drunken driving, over speeding, dangerous driving, triple riding, riding two-wheelers without helmet and face masks, teams of Traffic Branch and Police Station staff would be deployed at major intersections across the city to detect and prosecute violations.
Cops would maintain a zero tolerance policy towards anti social elements. Police station staff, Crime Branch teams and traffic cops would keep a tight vigil at public places, including hotels and restaurants and thorough fares. District administration has already banned New Year parties. However, hotels, restaurants, eateries, cinema halls and malls would function till ‘scheduled timings.’
All flyovers in the city, West High Court Road between Law College and Shankar Nagar Square, roads near Telangkhedi Lake, Hanuman Temple, Vayu Sena Nagar and surrounding area would be closed for vehicular traffic from 6 pm on Friday to 6 am on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Radhakrishnan B, Municipal Commissioner, issued a fresh order on Thursday regarding the restrictions on New Year celebrations.
As per the order, there shall be ban on New Year pro-
grammes, meetings, parties, DJ parties, dance floor etc. However, the shops, restaurants, hotels, malls, cinema halls, etc can function till scheduled timings in accordance with the COVID-19 guidelines issued earlier on December 24.
Also, in effect, the order imposed ‘night curfew’ between 9 pm and 6 am. Those violating the order will face action as per the rules.