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Police step up security as Gurgaon prepares to ring in New Year

Vehicles on MG Road will not be allowed to move beyond IFFCO Chowk after 6 pm.

Written by Sandali Tiwari | Gurgaon |
December 31, 2014 4:21:44 am
Gurgaon, gurgaon traffic, new years eve Vehicles on MG Road will not be allowed to go beyond IFFCO Chowk after 6 pm. (Source: Express Archive)

The Gurgaon Police has made elaborate security arrangements to ensure revellers usher in the New Year peacefully on Wednesday.

Police said vehicles on the Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road (MG Road) will not be allowed to move beyond IFFCO Chowk after 6 pm and those going to bars, restaurants, pubs and malls on MG Road will have to park their vehicles at Leisure Valley Park, the only designated parking area on Wednesday.

Five feeder buses will ferry people from the parking area to and from pubs, restaurants and malls, Navdeep Singh Virk, Commissioner of Police, Gurgaon, said.

“With the most prominent shopping malls and pubs located on MG Road, the stretch is prone to crime and considered unsafe for women. On December 31, there will be more deployment of police personnel there,” a senior police officer said.

Also, the police and the Excise department will carry out checks in all pubs and bars so that they do not pack more customers than their capacity. The police have also written to the district administration to ensure that all pubs and bars close by midnight and to station fire tenders outside malls.

“Also, the district surgeon has been asked to provide doctors, an ambulance and medical aid to deal with emergencies,” the officer said.

Apart from the police and the district administration, private organisations too are taking measures to ensure peaceful celebrations. A brewery company has tied up with 25 restaurants in CyberHub to provide chauffeurs to people visiting these places. Revellers visiting bars and pubs in CyberHub can hire chauffeurs from HomeSafe.

Also, people would be able to test if their drivers are drunk. The brewery company has tied up with BeSecure solutions, which recently launched a smartphone-based breathalyser — a first of its kind in India. “The breathalyser can be plugged into the smartphone to test alcohol levels. The app can also be used to call taxis, hail a driver or find nearby restaurants,” Vishwsh Goyal, director, BeSecure Solutions, said.

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