Delhi police, Metro officials all geared up for New Year's eve

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New Delhi, Dec 31 (UNI) With forty special teams of the Delhi police to check drunken driving and traffic violations, no vehicles in Connaught Place and hotel-bound motorists being issued special labels, Dehiites are going to celebrate the New Year's eve celebrations amid strict security restrictions.

The special police teams would be equipped with Alco Meters (Breath Analysers) to check suspected drunks who could be prosecuted with a fine of Rs 2000 or punishment, police sources said.

No vehicles would be allowed to proceed towards Connaught Place beyond Mandi House, Bengali Market, north foot of the Ranjit Singh flyover, Minto Road-Deen Dayal Upadhyay crossing, Chelmsford Road, Ashram Marg crossing, Gole Market, GPO, Patel Chowk and the Kasturba Gandhi Road-Firozshah Road crossing after 1930 hrs till the conclusion of the New Year celebrations.

No vehicular traffic would be allowed to move in the inner, middle or outer circle of Connaught Place. Besides, Tolstoy Marg would be one way from Parliament Street towards Barakhamba Road, K G Marg and Janpath to take right turn towards Connaught Place.

Those motorists who were to visit various hotels located within the restricted areas had been issued separate parking labels, while bonafide residents of the area or those passengers bound for New Delhi Railway Station would be permitted to enter the area after due verification, the traffic police said.

A spokesman of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation told UNI that the CISF personnel at all the Metro stations in the capital would be on extra vigil to prevent and check any untoward incident.

Besides, all Station Managers would inspect the vulnerable spots, especially the lifts and the escalators, with more frequency.

In order to prevent incidents of vandalism, the Metro rail services will be partially curtailed on lines 2 and 3, which connect the Rajiv Chowk station.

All services on Line-2 (Vishwa Vidyalaya to Central Secretariat) will stop at 2030 hrs. The last trains from Vishwa Vidyalaya and Central Secretariat would start at 2015 hrs and 2025 hrs respectively, the spokesman added.

Similarly, normal services will stop on Line-3 (Indraprastha to Dwarka Sector-9) at 2018 hrs. The last train from Dwarka Sector-9 to Indraprastha would start at 1934 hrs, while the last one from Indraprastha to Dwarka Sector-9 would start at 2018 hrs.

UNI

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