30,000 policemen to guard city on Holi
NEW DELHI: More than 30,000 police force would be on the ground on the day of Holi to ensure safety of the general public and prevent any untoward incident in the national Capital. Also, the Delhi Traffic Police has made elaborate traffic arrangements to ensure the safety of motorists on roads and check the incidents of drunken driving, over-speeding, reckless driving, zig-zag driving, dangerous driving, red light jumping, triple riding, minor driving, driving/riding without helmet, performing stunts on two-wheelers and other traffic violations.
"Around 33 companies would be on the ground in addition to 30,000 Police personnel to check hooliganism and ensure safe Holi on Thursday. The idea is to make sure that people celebrate the festival peacefully and without any trouble," said Anil Mittal, Additional PRO, Delhi Police.
Special checking teams with alcometers have been deployed at major intersections and vulnerable points to detect and prosecute traffic violations. Special Traffic Police checking teams with interceptors along with PCR and Local Police teams will be stationed on various roads and strategic locations/intersections all over Delhi to check drunken driving, Red Light jumping and other traffic violations. Interceptors will be deployed at various vulnerable roads to check incidences of over-speeding. "Action shall also be initiated against the registered owners of vehicles whose vehicles are found to be driven by minors and unauthorised persons, performing stunts, driving without license," Anil Mittal said.