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Mumbai Police Imposes Night Curfew, Says On “High Alert” For New Year



“There will be adequate deployment of police in the city,” police mentioned. (Representational)


The Mumbai Police are on “high alert” and have put in place “anti-sabotage and anti-terror” measures contemplating the risk to the monetary capital through the New Year celebrations, an official mentioned on Thursday.

Around 35,00zero police personnel will probably be deployed on the streets of Mumbai to take care of legislation and order and forestall any untoward incidents on New Year’s Eve, the official mentioned.

“We are on high alert. We have put in place anti-terror and anti-sabotage measures in view of the New Year celebrations,” Mumbai police spokesperson DCP S Chaitanya mentioned.

“There will be adequate deployment of police in the city. Nakabandi (road blockades) will be put in place on important roads,” he mentioned.

The Maharashtra authorities has put in place an evening curfew between 11 pm and 6 am, prohibiting gathering of 5 or extra individuals in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Gatherings of more than five persons are not allowed at public places. Party will not be allowed at any hotel, bar, pubs, restaurants after 11 pm,” he mentioned.

Besides, no boat social gathering or terrace social gathering will probably be allowed within the metropolis after the prescribed time, he mentioned, including that sturdy motion will probably be taken towards the violators of prohibitory order issued underneath part 144 of the CrPC.

“Apart from the police, personnel of the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) and home guards will also be engaged in maintaining law and order in the city,” he mentioned, including that particular branches just like the crime department and Anti Narcotics Cell (ANC) will even on the job.

“Drones will be used to a keep vigil and CCTV cameras have been installed at various points,” he mentioned.

Large gatherings won’t be allowed anyplace in Mumbai in view of COVID-19 and use of face masks and social distancing norm will stay obligatory, he mentioned.


“Traffic police personnel will also on the road and will take action against the people, if they are found indulging in rash and drunken driving. Breath analysers will not be used this year due to the pandemic, but blood tests of such drivers will be conducted and action will be taken against them if found guilty,” he mentioned.

Meanwhile, town police appealed to the folks to have a good time New Year at residence in view of COVID-19.

“A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Ghar Pe Raho! Sing along the safety song,” the Mumbai Police mentioned on the Twitter deal with.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) additionally urged Mumbaikars to have a good time the New Year at residence and allowed meals supply after 11 PM on the night time of December 31.

“Don’t Stop The Party, Mumbai – Just Take It Indoors After 11:00! Restaurants are allowed to home deliver food in the city post 11:00 pm,” the BMC mentioned.

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