City Police have increased their tight vigilance as the Second Capital prepares for the New Year’s celebrations and encouraged residents to abstain from driving after drinking. New Year’s Eve revellers are also asked not to ruin the occasion for themselves or other people. Police will have zero tolerance for violent or antisocial behaviour in public locations.
Cops in uniform and in plain clothes will be stationed all throughout the city to deal with annoyance makers. Various locations throughout the city have elaborate security procedures.
Police officers, from the Commissioner of Police (CP) to the Police Constable (PC), will be on the streets to keep a close eye out for intoxicated and reckless drivers. There will be more patrols on the streets.
All forms of motor traffic are not allowed on Futala Lakeside Road, which connects Telangkhedi Hanuman Mandir and Vayu Sena Nagar, as part of special traffic regulations.
The West High Court Road stretch between Law College Square and Shankar Nagar Square, which is thought to be the hub for New Year’s revellers, has also been closed to vehicular traffic. The city’s flyovers will all be shut down from 6 p.m. on December 31 to 6 a.m. on January 1.
Traffic Police, Anti-eve teasing squad, quick response teams, and staff of all police stations will be deployed in the ‘bandobast.’ Police will be constantly monitoring the situation using CCTV cameras. Mobile surveillance vehicles will also be patrolling the area to catch the miscreants. More than 6000 police personnel will be on duty from the evening of December 31 to the early hours of January 1 to ensure peaceful celebrations.
The bursting of crackers should not exceed the time limit set by the Supreme Court. Bursting crackers within a radius of 200 meters from petrol pumps, gas godowns, depots of kerosene, hazardous chemicals, and any firecrackers have been strictly prohibited. Commissioner of Police Amitesh Kumar, Joint Commissioner Aswati Dorje, Additional CommissionersNeeva Jain, and all Deputy Commissioners of Police are monitoring the security arrangements.