Happy New Year but No G(r)andmasti, say Cops!

Happy New Year but No G(r)andmasti, say Cops!

Submitted by Newseditor on Thu, 2015-12-31 19:13 Bengaluru: The city is all geared up to celebrate the new year eve with pomp and gusto but……..not without the Bengaluru City Police playing the special guests, just in case the masti turns “g(r)and”. A communique by the police has announced that all the celebrations will be under the scanner of police and no traffic violations will be entertained in the city. Bengaluru Traffic Police has already made it clear that there will be no relaxation in its routine check on drink and drive. Further beefing up the preventive measures to avoid road accidents during new year celebration, certain traffic restrictions have been imposed on MG Road, Saint Mark’s Road, Church Street, Residency Road and Brigade road with the Bangalore Traffic Police (BTP) deciding to close the flyovers and elevated corridors for tonight. According to BTP, there is a need to close flyovers and elevated corridors as there are chances of overspeeding and consequent accidents. In order to avoid such unsavoury situations amid New Year celebrations, certain stringent restrictions need to be imposed, police sources said.The Law and Order Police will close the south end of Brigade Road with barricades to cope up after 6 pm to deal with the mad rush. M G Road will also witness a parking free state with the police restricting parking here between 4 pm of December 31 and 3 am of January 1. Strict instructions have been given to the police personnel to take stringent action against the defaulters.   Meanwhile, M A Saleem, Additional Commissioner, Bengaluru City Police (Traffic) has already asked all the pubs and new year party venues to arrange cabs to drop their customers. “This will prevent people from driving vehicles under the influence of alcohol and inviting accidents,” he said. Drag-race and wheeling is strictly prohibited and public is requested to inform police on toll free phone numbers 1095 and 100 respectively.