Cops Deployed Across Big Cities in India for New Year’s Eve

Around 15,000 police personnel will be deployed across Delhi to ensure New Year’s eve celebrations go off smoothly.

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Around 15,000 police personnel will be deployed across Delhi to ensure celebrations on New Year's eve go off smoothly, police said on Sunday, 30 December.

“We have deployed around 15,000 police personnel across Delhi to maintain the law and order situation on the eve of New Year to ensure that the celebrations go smoothly.” 
Madhur Verma, Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi)

Any incident of hooliganism and drunk driving will be dealt strictly, he added.

Special picket team including traffic police, PCR and woman personal will be deployed at various locations to ensure that no untoward incident happens, he said.

To ensure that women safety is not compromised, women police personnel will also be deployed in plain clothes at various strategic locations across the city, the officer said.

Maximum police personal will be deployed at crowded places like malls, markets and metro stations, the officer said.

Senior officers will closely monitor the situation at district-level.

Fire tenders will be on patrolling duty around popular party hubs to ensure that there is no delay in helping people in case of any incident, police said.

Hotels and restaurants where parties will be organised have also been briefed about the preventive measures to be taken.

Over 2,000 Cops to Keep Vigil in Gurgaon

In a bid to avert any untoward incident on New Year's eve, over 2,000 police personnel will be deployed at 112 points, including inner city malls, crowded markets and border areas, across Gurgaon, an officer said on Sunday, 30 December.

“In view of residents’ security, especially women’s, elaborate arrangements have been made for New Year celebrations. Pubs and bars have been directed to only allow visitors carrying valid ID proof. There is zero tolerance policy towards anti-social elements.”
Subhash Bokan, Gurgaon Police PRO, as told to PTI

All the DCP, ACP and SHO rank officers, traffic police, crime branch and local police staff will keep a tight vigil at city malls including Sahara Mall, Vipul Agora building, Cyber Hub, Sector 29, Huda Ground, Galleria Market, Ambience Mall, Good Earth Mall, among others, he said.

Additional police force will be deployed on MG Road, Chakkapur Road and Westin Hotel point. Every vehicle coming from the bordering areas will be checked properly, he added.

The security measures will come into effect from 3 pm on Monday and will continue till midnight, Bokan said.

Teams of Durga Shakti Rapid Action Force, constituted to prevent crime against women, will also be deployed across the city, he said. All city SHOs and crime teams have been directed to carry out regular patrolling in the city. There will be swift action response teams to handle any untoward situation. They include counter assault team, bomb disposal team, police riders team, PCR team, intelligence team, crane and fire barricade team and ambulance team.

Special parking arrangements have been made at Leisure Valley Park and Cyber Hub.

No private vehicles and taxis, including Ola and Uber cabs, will be allowed to park on the roadsides, Bokan said.

MG Road will be turned into a no-entry zone from 6pm on Monday till New Year's Day. Passes have been issued to local residents, he said.

Special Teams to Prevent Eve-Teasing on Mumbai Roads

Over 40,000 police personnel will be on the road to ensure safety of New Year revellers in Mumbai on the night of 31 December, a senior official said on Saturday.

Special squads to curb harassment of women will be deployed at many places, he said.

"Over 40,000 policemen will be on bandobast (security) duty during the New Year celebrations," said deputy commissioner of police Manjunath Singe, the city police's spokesperson.

The police will be assisted by the State Reserve Police Force and Home Guard while the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) will also be on alert.

"A special squad will be deployed at several places to curb eve-teasing and harassment of women," he said.

Crowded places are being checked by the Anti-Sabotage Squad and BDDS ahead of New Year’s eve while marine patrolling will be stepped along the coast, the DCP added.

Mumbai Police also posted a series of sassy tweets with tips on safety and traffic rules to keep in mind this New Year’s eve.

CCTVs, Vehicles, Cops in Place for Ahmedabad New Year Festivities

A huge posse of policemen, over a thousand CCTV cameras, an equal number of motorcycles and 500 other vehicles have been deployed in Ahmedabad to maintain law and order during New Year festivities, a senior official said on Sunday.

Elaborate arrangements had been put in place to ensure that people do not consume alcohol (Gujarat is a dry state) or drugs, an official said.

“A total of 1,006 CCTV cameras, including both of the civic body and police, will keep an eye on the city. Recently, we placed 226 CCTV cameras at 84 points. We have kept 1,000 motorcycles for cross-patrolling. Around 500 vehicles of the police control room and local police stations have also been deployed.”
JK Bhatt, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) 

He said police officers carrying breathalysers will patrol the streets to apprehend drunken revellers.

A concerted campaign had been carried out over the past 20 days against bootleggers and party organisers have been warned against providing liquor to those attending them, Bhatt said.

"We have made preparations to ensure that law and order is maintained in the city during New Year celebrations on Monday and Tuesday," Bhatt said.

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