No gender segregation in party hub on New Year's Eve

No gender segregation in party hub on New Year's Eve

There will be no segregation of men and women on Brigade Road and MG Road on New Year's Eve but stringent action will be taken against those who go around wishing people forcibly, the city police said on Wednesday.

Police Commissioner T Suneel Kumar said that as many as 15,000 police personnel have been deployed across the city to ensure law and order. During the New Year celebrations, the deadline for bars, pubs and restaurants has been extended to 2 am. Stringent action will be taken against mischief mongers who forcibly wish people and behave indecently by throwing bottles on the road. Checks against on drunk-driving will start at 9 pm across the city.

Security will not be confined to MG Road, Brigade Road or Church Street but will be extended to the entire city. Areas like Koramangala, Indiranagar, Majestic and Gandhi Bazaar will also be covered.

Except for Ballari Road flyover and the elevated stretch of Kempegowda International Airport road, all the major flyovers like the ones on Hosur Road, Richmond Road and the BGS flyover will be closed from 10  pm to check rash driving, said Kumar.

The commissioner said since MG Road was considered a special security zone, 500 women and 1,500 police personnel would be deployed in the area. Apart from 500 CCTV cameras, 300 additional cameras have already been installed and they will be monitored through the Command Centre  at the commissioner's office.

Officers on the  ground will be informed of any suspicious behaviour or activity. Drone cameras, additional lighting, additional photographers, horse-mounted cops and additional patrolling vehicles will be deployed in and around MG Road, Brigade Road and Church Street.

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