Cops to help you usher in New Year

SE­CU­RITY BEEFED UP Po­lice per­son­nel de­ployed at vi­tal spots to boost safety, traf­fic dept to take up drive against drink driv­ing

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

CBD BE­LA­PUR: From spe­cial pa­trolling to cam­paign against drink driv­ing, the Navi Mum­bai cops are all set to en­sure your New Year fes­tiv­i­ties re­main safe.

The traf­fic po­lice have started a crack­down on drink driv­ing in the city. They have also de­ployed per­son­nel at vi­tal lo­ca­tions in Navi Mum­bai and Pan­vel. “In view of the rise in num­ber of ac­ci­dents, we have ini­ti­ated a cam­paign against drink driv­ing,” said Arvind Salve, deputy po­lice com­mis­sioner (traf­fic). “We will also de­ploy per­son­nel to en­sure there are no traf­fic snarls on De­cem­ber 31.”

“We will leave no stone un­turned to main­tain law and or­der on the New Year’s Eve. Ho­tels and malls in the city have been asked to put in place ad­e­quate se­cu­rity ar­range­ment,” said Prab­hat Ran­jan, Navi Mum­bai po­lice com­mis­sioner.

Salve has also urged res­i­dents to avoid driv­ing when drunk.

A few celebri­ties own farm­houses at Pan­vel, which is lo­cated along the Mum­bai-Pune high­way and Mum­bai-Goa high­way, and throw par­ties there. Also, Pan­vel’s prox­im­ity to the

na­tional high­ways and serene en­vi­ron­ment have made it a great place to cel­e­brate, as peo­ple from Pune, Goa and other parts of the state can eas­ily travel to the city. In the past, there have been in­stances of drunk young­sters cre­at­ing a ruckus. So, the city po­lice are gear­ing up to tackle such sit­u­a­tions.

“Strict po­lice ban­dobast will

be en­forced in the city from De­cem­ber 31 morn­ing to en­sure peace­ful cel­e­bra­tions. We have ini­ti­ated steps to keep strict vigil,” said Ran­jan.

“The per­son­nel are try­ing to en­sure the cel­e­bra­tions are peace­ful. Check posts are be­ing set up at vi­tal lo­ca­tions. They will also mon­i­tor the CCTV footage.”

A FEW CELEBRI­TIES OWN FARM­HOUSES AT PAN­VEL, WHICH IS LO­CATED ALONG THE MUM­BAI-PUNE HIGH­WAY AND THROW PAR­TIES THERE

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Po­lice ban­dobast at Palm Beach Road in San­pada on De­cem­ber 31, 2014

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