To ensure that there are no unpleasant surprises on New Year’s Eve in the city, the Bengaluru city police have implemented extensive security protocols. Bhaskar Rao, the commissioner of Bengaluru city police, announced that on Tuesday night and Wednesday, about 15,000 police officers would be stationed throughout the city to maintain law and order.
Eight jurisdictions within the city’s 108 police stations will be under the watchful eye of two IGPs. From 4 p.m. on December 31, 2020, until 8 a.m. on January 1, 2020, 320 vehicles will be used for city patrol as part of the security setup. Law and order officers, City Armed Reserve Police, Karnataka State Reserve Police, home guards, civil defense officers and Quick Response Teams are among the security personnel employed by the Bengaluru police.
Additionally, DCPs whose split they fall under will oversee notable locations where parties take place. In contrast to past years, law enforcement will be on duty from December 31 to January 1 at 8 a.m.
The police will concentrate their efforts in the Central Business District because it is home to popular locations like Brigade Road, MG Road, Koramangala and Indiranagar.
The city police have implemented the following security protocols for New Year’s Eve:
Watchtowers situated along Brigade and MG Roads
- 1,500 drones and security cameras
- 185 points for driving under the influence
- There will be closure of all flyovers from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
- Issued strong directives prohibiting drug use
- A canine squad will be deployed to find drugs
- Private security staff members to assist law enforcement
- Police presence until 8 a.m.
- A meeting was held to obtain a commitment from taxi aggregators to deliver passengers safely home.
- Establishing safe havens where individuals can seek shelter during emergencies
- Bhaskar Rao, the commissioner of Bengaluru city police, said that he doubts anti-CAA protests would occur because they may also wish to celebrate New Year’s Eve and take a break.
“You should take care of yourself as you are being watched wherever you are,” the commissioner warned the populace. The commissioner responded to calls from numerous organizations for the celebrations to be prohibited by saying, “Let those who wish to enjoy themselves. Let those who choose not to have fun enjoy themselves.
However, no one can force their beliefs on another. Moral policing will have no place in this world. Our government is very progressive and believes that everyone’s right to privacy should be upheld.
A few days ago, the president of the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, Mohan Gowda, made this demand. He asserted that Bengaluru’s reputation is harmed by these festivities and that they are improper. They requested that MG and Brigade Road be excluded from these festivities in light of issues like female molestation, intoxicated drivers, and numerous other incidents.