Security beefed up for New Year revelry

Platoons of KSRP and City Armed Reserve to be deployed on City Roads

Security beefed up for New Year revelry

The City police will deploy as many as 26 platoons of Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) and 12 companies of City Armed Reserve during the New Year celebrations on Tuesday night.

Kamal Pant, Additional Commissioner of Police (Law and Order), said the focus will be on the Central Business District comprising Ambedkar Veedhi, Cubbon Park, Infantry Road, UB City, Richmond Town, MG Road, Brigade Road, Commercial Street and Ashok Nagar.

He added that all senior officers will be posted in these areas where at least 30,000 people are expected to assemble to welcome the New Year. Watchtowers have been erected and CCTV cameras installed at vantage points to monitor the crowd, Pant disclosed.

He further said that there would be strict traffic checks during the night. “Drunken driving, drag racing and other stunts are strictly prohibited,” he said and added that punitive action will be taken against those indulging in such acts.

Lodge complaints here

Police have requested the citizens to call the traffic helpline 103/100 if they come across road users/motorcyclists causing an inconvenience to the public by indulging in rash and negligent driving or those who try wheeling/drag racing.

Police have also made a special appeal to those celebrating the New Year with drinks in a group. They have requested such groups to identify a person who could stay away from drinks so that he could drive the vehicle back to various destinations.

This arrangement would prevent accidents due to drunken driving, police said.

Flyovers out of bounds

City traffic police have imposed traffic restrictions on select flyovers in the western part of the City between 10 pm on Tuesday and 6 am on Wednesday.

All traffic is banned on Mysore Road flyover, National College flyover of Basavanagudi, Yeshwantpur flyover, Tumkur Road flyover near CMTI junction, Sumanahalli flyover, Nayandahalli flyover and Rainbow Bridge, Kengeri.

The movement of vehicles on other flyovers will also be closed or regulated to avoid accidents and other such instances.

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