As the countdown begins for the turn of the year, Mumbai is preparing for a night of jubilation and festivity. However, alongside the celebrations, ensuring the safety and security of its citizens remains a top priority for the city authorities. With meticulous planning and dedicated manpower, the Mumbai Police is all set to oversee a secure transition into the new year.
This New Year’s Eve, the city will witness an unprecedented deployment of law enforcement personnel. A formidable team comprising 22 deputy commissioners of police, 45 assistant commissioners of police, 2,051 police officers, and 11,500 constables will be strategically positioned across Mumbai. Complementing this formidable force will be units from the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF), Quick Response Team (QRT), RCP security services, and Homeguards, ensuring a comprehensive blanket of security across the city.
The Mumbai Police’s comprehensive strategy includes a multi-pronged approach. Nakabandi, the strategic roadblocks and checkpoints, will be set up at various locations, ensuring a vigilant eye on the city’s thoroughfares. Patrolling in bustling areas and the implementation of stringent security measures will bolster the efforts to uphold safety standards during the revelry.
Recognizing the significance of road safety, the police are intensifying efforts to prevent hit-and-drive incidents and enforce traffic regulations. Special campaigns tailored for this purpose will be launched on the last day of the year, emphasizing the importance of responsible driving behavior.
Satyanarayan Chaudhary, Joint Commissioner of Police, Law & Order, Mumbai, emphasized the extensive security arrangements in place. He stated, “Our officers and police personnel have been deployed at all important locations. More than 2,000 police officers and around 13,000 policemen will be deployed for that. Beyond that, all our important places will be covered through our CCTVs.”
The Mumbai Police’s stance is unequivocal: zero tolerance for activities that endanger public safety. Strict enforcement measures target individuals engaging in drunk driving, causing public disturbances, harassing women, and any involvement in illicit drug-related activities.
In light of these measures, the Mumbai Police urges citizens to welcome the new year with enthusiasm while adhering to guidelines and regulations. The cooperation of residents is pivotal in ensuring a safe and joyous celebration for everyone.
Moreover, the police have engaged with the proprietors of various establishments, urging strict adherence to government-issued norms and regulations. This collaborative effort aims to create an environment where celebrations can thrive within the boundaries of safety and responsibility.
As the clock ticks closer to midnight, Mumbai stands united in its commitment to a secure and enjoyable New Year’s Eve. The combined efforts of law enforcement, coupled with the cooperation of its citizens, reaffirm the city’s resilience and collective responsibility towards a brighter and safer future.