Bengaluru readies to welcome 2016

Bengaluru readies to welcome 2016

Come New Year’s eve, MG Road and Brigade Road here turns paradise for revellers.
This time around, several 5-star hotels across the City have priced entry passes between Rs 10,000 and Rs 15,000, but the demand only appears to be growing.

With Nandi Hills now out of bounds, many revellers who were planning to go to Ramanagara now seem wary of the move. Putran, a techie, cancelled his plans as he was unsure if partying would be permitted there.

For Hemanth K V, another techie, beginning the new year with a party is just the right thing to do. “I will be going to UB City with my friends. Having a zealous start to the year ahead will feel great,” he said.

Heavy security
The City police have made elaborate security arrangements. Over 1,000 policemen will be deployed across the City from Thursday evening to ensure peaceful celebrations. Ten Asst Commissioner of Police, 24 inspectors, 65 SIs, 67 ASIs, 252 head constables, 503 constables and 46 women constables have been deployed.

The police has also pooled in 12 battalions of Karnataka State Reserve Police and 2 Quick Response Teams.

At least 10 watch towers will be installed in and around MG Road. “Door frame metal detectors have been put up on both sides of MG Road to check the revellers. The police will be equipped with night vision binoculars to monitor people’s movement,” said DCP (Central) Sandeep Patil.

Senior police officials said that strict action will be initiated against road users who cause inconvenience to the public by indulging in rash and negligent driving.

The police have requested the public to contact the traffic helpline (103) or police helpline (100) in case they come across such situations.
DH News Service

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