Police High-Security all over Bengaluru City Amid New Year Eve Celebration:

Pramesh S Jain

Security heightened as prohibitory orders kick in :

Elaborate Security arrangements are made in and around the city and has been hightened from Thursday noon with over more than 200 check points put up at strategic locations across the city and also at the entry and exit of the city to conduct radom vehicle checks ahead of new year celebrations.

Patrolling has also been intensified on NICE road and ring roads to enforce prohibitory orders which commenced from 12 pm on Thursday as per the revised orders the city police put out on Wednesday night.It was earlier supposed to begin at 6 pm.

Women safety islands have also been put up at major junctions manned by women police personnel to help women in distress across city.

The jurisdictional police are conducting random checks at public places to keep an eye on groups and gatherings.

West Division gets 52 locations barricaded today to enforce section 144: Dr Sanjeev M Patil,DCP West,

Announcement at Magadi main Road,Rajajinagar 6th block area, Dasarahalli areas and other public places and in streets Hoysala staff were seen announcing about the revised timings of Prohibitory orders.

Vehicle check points set up by West Division Police at Sirsi Circle,Royan Circle,CCB junction,Minerva junction,Mill Road junction,Khodays junction,Sheshadri Junction,Ballapura junction,Doddapete circle,and Mysore Bank Circle.

Women Safety Islands set up in West Division manned by women police officers to help women in distress :

East gate BMTC,Market junction,Shanthala Junction,Satellite bus stand,Rajanainagar 6 Th block,Minerva circle Kalasipalya police station limits, Hoysala circle Kengeri,Chandra layout,Majestic,BDA complex,Vijaynagar women safety island near marenahalli circle.

The CBD area has been turned into a No Man’s Zone to discourage revelry and enforce COVID-19 guidelines.

All flyovers were closed across city by barricading it.

City police commissioner Kamal Pant held a meeting with senior police officers to take stock of the security measures.