The Chennai police department has issued some guidelines for the celebrations of new year’s eve on December 31. The police department is aiming for a ‘zero-fatality’ night in the city.
Around 90,000 policemen and 10,000 home guards will be deployed across Chennai on December 31. (Representational Image)
By Akshaya Nath: Ahead of new year’s eve, the Chennai police department has issued some guidelines for the celebrations on December 31. The police have requested the public refrain from gathering in public places and on roads at night.
Every year, people gather to celebrate new year’s at different places in the city. In order to avoid any mishaps, around 90,000 policemen and 10,000 home guards will be deployed across the city.
The police department is aiming for a ‘zero-fatality’ night in the city.
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CHENNAI POLICE GUIDELINES FOR NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATIONS
– The new year’s celebrations will be allowed only from 6 pm on December 31 to 1 am on January 1.
– No celebrations will be allowed for the public on the beaches. Marina and Elliot’s beaches will have heavy security and barricading.
– People are requested not to drink and drive at night. A QR code system has been introduced in a tie-up with Uber and inebriated individuals can use the QR Code to book cabs and go home.
– Strict action will be taken against those who will be caught driving in an inebriated state.
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– Actions will be taken against those who will be caught speeding or driving recklessly.
– Adequate police protection for places of worship will be provided. Whosoever is caught creating any kind of chaos will be arrested.
– Police patrols will be arranged near the locked houses if those who are going to out-of-towns inform the nearest police station.
– A list of restrictions has been given to venues that are hosting parties on new year’s. The list includes no alcohol for underaged youths and no drug sales. The location will be sealed if police find any cases of violations.
– The violators will be monitored through patrol vehicles equipped with surveillance cameras.
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– Those who need urgent help are requested to use the official app ‘Help’. The department has also requested the public to download the ‘Kaval Ushai’ app.
– The fire department has also been kept on standby in case of an emergency.
The police department has been instructed to take appropriate action against those involved in dangerous activities, including bike races. Such incidents can be reported to the police on the toll-free number 100.