Security beefed up in city on New Year eve

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Mumbai, Dec 31 (UNI) Security has been beefed up at all important places including the domestic and International airports, Railways stations and other areas in the city and its suburbs in view of the celebrations to usher in the New year.

''Although, security in the city is already on alert after the two religious festivals, Eid-ul-Adha and Christmas, still we are taking no chance, and have further stepped up in view of the New Year revelry. Sensitive commercial areas are under surveillance and security in these areas have been strengthened,'' a police official said today.

''We are keeping a close watch on several nightspots in Juhu, Bandra, Khar and rest of the western suburbs, which are thronged by people in large numbers,'' the official added.

The traffic police officials have also geared up to deal with the twin problem of drunken driving and traffic snarls.

UNI

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