New Year eve: 16,000 cops, 100 plus CCTVs to keep vigil on party revellers in city

New Year eve: 16,000 cops, 100 plus CCTVs to keep vigil on party revellers in city

Submitted by Rashmi on Sat, 2016-12-31 21:07 Bengaluru: As the city gears up to welcome the New Year, the city police are keeping a strict vigil at party hotspots and commercial establishments. As many as 16,000 police personnel including 3,000 home guards will guard the city. What more, CCTVs have been installed at strategic locations by the police.City Police Commissioner, NS Megharik said, "We have made special arrangements on Brigade Road and MG Road as these places will be crowded with revellers. The police have restricted parking at these places after 6 pm and no vehicle will be allowed to ply on Brigade and MG Road post 6 pm.” Moreover, flyovers will be closed for vehicle users after 2 am to prevent accidents due to drunk driving. There have been instances where drunk drivers have fell off from the flyover and died. “We do not want to take chances,” added the commissioner.  Besides, additional forces like 40 KSRP platoons, 30 CAR platoons, bomb disposal squad and dog squad will be deputed at vulnerable places.In Brigade Road alone, about 1,000 police personnel will keep a vigil on the party revellers. Besides, Garuda squad will be deployed to tackle any emergency.Brigade Shops and Establishment Association, President, Suhail Yousuf said, "Brigade Road being a free entry zone for new year revellers, we expect more crowd. Majority of the shops are selling affordable yet best products as people are still reeling under demonetisation effect. Moreover, shop owners have pitched in Rs 12 lakh to install 20 additional CCTV cameras.” He further said that these cameras are connected to monitors at three locations on the Brigade road and the feeds will be sent to both Cubbon Park and Ashok Nagar Police Stations to monitor every single movement.Parking won’t be allowed on Brigade and MG Roads as the association will not issue parking tickets from Saturday 4 pm onwards, added Yousuf.​