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CCTVs, vehicles, cops in place for Ahmedabad New Year


Press Trust of India Ahmedabad
A huge posse of policemen, over a thousand CCTV cameras, an equal number of motorcycles and 500 other vehicles have been deployed in Ahmedabad to maintain law and order during New Year festivities, a senior official said Sunday.
Elaborate arrangements had been put in place to ensure that people do not consume alcohol (Gujarat is a dry state) or drugs, an official said.
Speaking about the arrangements, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) J K Bhatt said, "A total of 1,006 CCTV cameras, including both of the civic body and police, will keep an eye on the city. Recently, we placed 226 CCTV cameras at 84 points."

"We have kept 1,000 motorcycles for cross-patrolling. Around 500 vehicles of the police control room and local police stations have also been deployed," he added.
He said policemen carrying breathalysers will patrol the streets to apprehend drunken revellers.
Bhatt informed that a concerted campaign had been carried out over the past 20 days against bootleggers and party organisers have been warned against providing liquor to those attending them.
"We have made preparations to ensure that law and order is maintained in the city during New Year celebrations on Monday and Tuesday," Bhatt said.

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First Published: Dec 30 2018 | 5:41 PM IST

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