2,000 Cops to Ensure Law & Order on New Year’s Eve in Chandigarh

Chandigarh police will be deploying nearly 2000 cops in order to ensure safety and security as well as proper law and order on the eve of New Year in Chandigarh. The city beautiful attracts lot of people from neighbouring states of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh thereby increasing the flow of people in the city on New Year.

Chandigarh police has been appreciated nation wide for their hard work and for keeping Chandigarh a crime free city. With strict rules in place, Chandigarhians follow them religiously. However, Police officials are expecting heavy footfall in Chandigarh. Chandigarh is the D place for party with the most happening nightclubs and hotels.

As Chandigarh has the most sought after party places, police needs to be extra cautious in order to avoid cases of eve-teasing, violence, drunk driving, and other such incidents.

Main areas where Police will be Deployed:

  • Sector 17.
  • Aroma light point.
  • Elante Mall.
  • Sectors 35.
  • Sector 26.
  • And more.

These places are the crowd hub and are expected to have the maximum footfall. Special security officers will be deployed in these areas to avoid any mishappenings. A total of 20 check posts (nakas) will be laid on different roads to check drunk driving. 

Hotels, Clubs & Party Places Under Scanner

Chandigarh police officials are planning to have a detailed meeting with owners of hotels, discs and pubs in the tricity to evaluate expected footfall on 31st December. Not to disturb the festive mood, police wants to be extra cautious so to ensure peace in the city. UT Police has also requested venues to have sufficient number of bouncers in order to manage the huge gathering and have asked them to ensure workability of CCTV cameras.

New year & Police Force in Chandigarh

20 special anti-drunken driving nakas will be laid in Chandigarh from 10 PM to 2 AM, between 31st December and 1st January. A total of 2000 policemen will be on Chandigarh roads to make sure that no anti-social element destroys the festive spirit in the city.

The gedi route consisting markets in sector 8 till sector 11 will view strict barricades. All sanctioned leaves of police officers have been cancelled and those who were on leave have been asked to join back on 31st itself. The officials don’t want to take any chance and want people to enjoy without causing trouble others as well as care about their own well-being.

All the assistant commissioners of police (ACPs), station house officers (SHOs) and police post in-charges will remain on road for the night of New Year eve in Chandigarh.

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