Approximately 3,000 police personnel have been put on duty to deal with the traffic and the hooligans in the Tricity.
The administrations of Chandigarh and Mohali have decided not to permit the New Year celebrations after 1 am on New Year’s Eve. The partygoers will have to wind up their parties by 12:30 in Panchkula.
Many places in Chandigarh have been made a no-traffic zone to maintain the peace and so the people living in the area are not disturbed. People who are staying in these no traffic areas will have to carry a resident proof to reach their houses.
The deputy commissioner, Sachin Rana said that no relaxation would be given to the restaurants, bars or the clubs when the Chandigarh Hotel and Restaurant Association had put forward the plea by 2 hours.
As many as 145 places are hosting the New Year’s celebrations in Chandigarh. Eight PCR vehicles with women cops will be present to help women and also pick and drop them to their places. 42 nakas will be established with 500 policemen to check the cases of drink and drive.
In Panchkula, 400 policemen will be on duty and 27 checkpoints will be set up, especially on the roads connecting Chandigarh and Mohali.
The traffic-free zones in Chandigarh are as follows:
1. Inner market roads of Sectors 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
2. Inner roads of Sector 17
3. Inner market road of Sector 22
4. Road in front of Leisure Valley, Sector 10
5. From Aroma light point to small chowk near the dispensary
6. Around Elante Mall, Phase 1, Industrial Area