Police to keep tight vigil on New Year Eve in city

The city police are on their toes to leave no stone unturned on New Year eve.

Published: 31st December 2012 02:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st December 2012 02:19 PM   |  A+A-

The city police are on their toes to leave no stone unturned on New Year eve.

The full force will be on duty from Monday morning onwards to keep the law and order situation intact while the revellers of the city welcome the New Year. 

Police officials said that as many as 250 police personnel would be deployed in Kovalam and 150 in Shanghumugham, two main venues of New Year celebrations. A control room for vehicle parking has opened in Kovalam from Sunday night.

“The police personnel in the control room would check the vehicles parked in the area and the people coming in those vehicles,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Putta Vimaladitya said.

The hoteliers were given instructions to ask the occupants of rooms to not turn off lights during the New Year night and they would also be directed not to play loud music . “We are making sure that no untoward incident occurs,” the DCP said.

Announcement vehicles would also be there in Kovalam and Shanghumugham.

Extra caution will be taken in places such as Fort and Thampanoor where people from other places occupy hotel rooms to enjoy the New Year eve at Kovalam or Shanghumugham.

Since Kovalam beach is one among the major spots in the country many people turn up in the capital to celebrate their New Year in Kovalam.

 Residents’ Colonies would also be under the surveillance of cops and patrolling would be held in such areas.

The cops would also not spare major clubs in the city. Last year, cases were charged against 57 persons for drunken driving and against 200 persons for other offences on the New Year eve. 

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