Delhi Police has been on high alert regarding drunken driving on the road on New Year
Intensive patrolling, enhanced visibility and strict action against those indulging in drunk driving are among the security measures taken by the Delhi Police for New Year celebrations, officials said on Wednesday.
A large number of personnel will be deployed at places with heavy footfall, including party hubs like Connaught Place, Chanakyapuri, and Hauz Khas, they said.
The police at respective districts have already contacted the owners and managers of restaurants, hotels, and pubs to ensure compliance with guidelines.
Strict monitoring from Chanakya Puri to Hauz Khas
A large number of personnel will be deployed at places with heavy footfall, including party hubs like Connaught Place, Chanakyapuri and Hauz Khas, they said.
Elaborate security arrangements have been planned for new year’s eve across the national capital, a senior police officer said.
“Mobile patrolling vehicles have been deployed, pickets have been strengthened, and checking of buses at terminals has been initiated.
“Mock drills are also being conducted so that we can check our preparedness for any contingency,” the officer said.
Women personnel will also be deployed in plain clothes in heavy footfall areas, including markets, to ensure the safety and security of women.
Strict action will be taken against those found indulging in eve-teasing or harassing women, officials said.
Anti-terror measures are also being taken to ensure that no untoward incident takes place and law and order is maintained, they said.
“We have already directed our staff to conduct checking at bus terminals, and railway stations. Vehicles are also being checked at important picket points and mobile police vehicles have been stationed with detailed patrolling plans.
“Quick Reaction Teams will also be stationed at important identified footfall areas across the city. Intense patrolling will also be done to ensure that there is no lawlessness or hooliganism and no ugly incident takes place in the guise of celebration,” said another senior police officer.
Besides this, foot patrolling is also being conducted frequently, the officer said.
“Police-public meetings are also being conducted to sensitize people. Special checkings are also being conducted at hotels and those part of our eyes and ears scheme have also been instructed to stay alert and inform police if they find anything suspicious in their respective areas,” the officer said, adding that strict vigil will also be kept on supply and usage of drugs during parties.
A close watch is also being kept on the smuggling of illicit liquor from adjoining states, police said, adding action will be taken against anyone found loitering without any business at night.