Police take tough steps for safer New Year’s Eve


BENGALURU: From CCTV cameras to watchtowers to additional streetlights, police are ticking all boxes to ensure New Year’s Eve celebrations in Bengaluru go without a security hitch. These unprecedented safety measures follow reports of molestation on MG Road and adjacent areas last year.

Additional streetlights have been installed on MG Road, Brigade Road and Church Street — the hub of New Year revelry — to ensure no corner remained unlit. Police said CCTV cameras and watchtowers will be installed at vantage points on Saturday, while drones and mobile control rooms, which will monitor feeds from the CCTV cameras, will be deployed and made operational by Sunday.

Police commissioner T Suneel Kumar has ordered traffic checks, especially around the central business district, from 9pm Sunday and those found driving under the influence of alcohol will face stern action.


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