5,000 cops to keep vigil on Delhi streets
New Delhi: As people are gearing up to celebrate New Year's Eve in the capital, more than 5,000 Delhi Police personnel will be on the streets to give a safe and secure environment to Delhiites during the celebration. Delhi Traffic Police (DTP) have made arrangements for controlling traffic across the city and will keep the tab on drunken driving.
Additional PRO (Delhi Police) Anil Mittal said that adequate security arrangements are in place to make sure no untoward incident take place. Another police officer stated that night patrolling is going on in different areas. " We are maintaining tight vigil in different places including markets, pubs, multiplexes with high footfall," said officer.
The city police also keep a tab on the movement of illicit liquors and surprise picket checking is going on. According to police sources, in the year 2018, more than 18 lakh vehicles checked by Delhi Police in 14 districts. The law enforcement agency deployed over 900 pickets at strategic locations in the national Capital to curb the movements of outlaws with firearms.
The arrangements are in place to ensure the smooth flow of traffic for New Year's Eve. "Special arrangements been made for the areas in the vicinity of Connaught Place," said B K Singh, Additional CP (Traffic). A Delhi Police Press statement claimed that no vehicle shall be allowed to proceed towards Connaught Place beyond Mandi House, Bengali Market, North foot of Ranjit Singh Flyover, Minto Road – Deen Dayal Upadhaya Marg crossing, Chelmsford Road near Munje Chowk (New Delhi Rly. Station), R K Ashram Marg-Chitragupta Marg Crossing, Gole Market, G P O New Delhi, Patel Chowk, Kasturba Gandhi Road - Ferozshah Road Crossing, Jai Singh Road-Bangla Sahib Lane and Windsor place.
"No vehicular traffic shall be allowed in the inner, middle or outer circle of Connaught Place," claimed the Press statement. It further added that limited parking space will be available near Connaught Place on first-come first-serve basis. Unauthorisedly parked vehicles shall be towed away and prosecuted.