LUCKNOW || As the world ushers in the new decade at the stroke of the midnight hour, Lucknow like all places across the country will let its hair down to enjoy the moment. To ensure the revelry goes glitch-free, law and order situation has been spruced up so that no untoward situation happens in the name of celebrations.
Celebrations will start from 8:00 pm on December 31 to the early hours of January 1, 2020. Like previous years, even this year will see youth groups gather at hotels, clubs and various entertainment houses etc. to celebrate the New year.
There are strict instructions for comprehensive security arrangements, effective patrolling, intensive action, strong police management, so that any kind of dispute does not disturb the celebration of New Year.
Director-General of Police OP Singh has given these instructions to all the zonal Additional Director General of Police, all the Regional Inspector General of Police / Deputy Inspector General of Police and all the Senior Superintendent of Police / Superintendent of Police, in-charge of the district.
The instructions state motorcycles / four-wheelers driven by the youth at high speed on the roads in celebration of New Year. There is a possibility of road accidents etc. as a result. For effective control over accidents, the checking of alcohol drinkers should be ensured through a breath analyser and action should be taken against those who are found to be driving in an inebriated state.
Particularly hotels, clubs and entertainment houses and places where the New Year’s mass programs are organised, such places and surroundings should be kept watchful. The police chief has also said that women should keep vigil on possible incidents such as chain snatching. So that no criminal incident can happen.
Over speeding is a strict no – no. Party goers are also asked to take the driver along. Seeing any disturbance or any accident, the police will be accessible for the local folk. Security has also been stepped up at many places across the state of Uttar Pradesh.