Security beefed up for new year celebration

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to avoid any untoward situation during new year celebration, the commissionerate police has tightened security across the city.

It has been decided to deploy 15 platoons of police at various vulnerable points in Bhubaneswar, DCP Satybrat Bhoi said adding that the security forces will also have a close watch on any suspicious activities for which check posts will be set up at the sensitive traffic points.

The police will also have a close vigil on various cultural programmes during zero night celebration at different hotels and clubs. The hotels will be allowed to celebrate the new year till 12 midnight while music can be played outside till 10 pm. The night patrolling will be intensified, the DCP added.

Stern action will be taken against druken drivers on the same night, Bhoi added.