The city police made elaborate security arrangements around the city for New Year’s eve. Around 700 policemen are deployed to provide security around Brigade Road, M G Road and surrounding areas, where a large number of people are expected to gather to welcome the New Year. Around 15,000 policemen are on duty across the city to avert any untoward incident during the celebrations.
Additional Commissioner of Police (Law & Order)Kamal Pant said the police have set up 30 watchtowers around Brigade Road and M G Road and policemen along with cameras are deputed to observe the situation and video the happenings around Brigade Road, M G Road and surrounding areas along with 50 CCTV cameras, which are installed in the area.
“About 20 Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) and 15 City Armed Reserve (CAR) platoons are stationed in the area. Seven DCPs, five ACPS, inspectors, sub-inspectors and other officers will be deputed for bandobust.”
“People who try to disturb the peace will be dealt with an iron hand, and those who misbehave or indulge in drunk driving or racing will be booked and stern action will be taken against them,” Pant added.
As a large number of people, motorists and pedestrians, traditionally throng on M G Road, Brigade Road, Residency Road, St Marks Road and Church Street on New Year’s eve, keeping in view the publics safety, the movement of traffic will be regulated. There will be no parking of vehicles on M G Road, Brigade Road, Church Street, St Marks Road, Rest House road and Residency road on the night intervening between December 31 and January 1.
There will be no entry for vehicles except police vehicles and vehicles of essential services on duty, from any direction from 8 pm on December 31 up to 1 am on January 1 on the following and other roads:
On M G Road, from Anil Kumble Junction up to the junction with Residency road near the Mayo Hall.
Brigade Road, from Cauvery Emporium Junction up to the Opera Junction.
Church Street, from its junction on Brigade Road up to the junction of Museum road.
Museum Road, from its junction with M G Road up to its junction with Old Madras Bank road.