Bengaluru, Dec 31: Drone aerial cameras were deployed in the city on Wednesday night to closely monitor the New Year celebrations and take cautionary safety measures. The city witnessed a low-intensity blast outside a restaurant on a busy street on Sunday in which one woman was killed while three others were injured. [What happened after the blast]
UAV Drone being deployed in CBD area to monitor new year celebrations. Proper security arrangements being made . pic.twitter.com/pc4uxuXwGZ— Addl. CP. L&O BCP (@addlcpLnO) December 30, 2014
Bengaluru Police earned praises for the tightened security measures in the wake of the blast.
One tweet said: ""Am I in Namma Bengaliru or in some Foreign country..Unbelievable work by our cops.Greay job.."
A second tweet said: "Simply Brilliant work, must say that @BlrCityPolice is innovative, proactive and absolutely people friendly n best in the country."
Another post said: ""Proud of you Bengaluru Police.. The lean towards using tech is commendable."
"For 1st time Drone Aerial Cameras being used for New Year. Remote controlled.Go upto 50 mts," DCP Central (Bengaluru) Sandeep Patil tweeted.
"Geared up fr new yr. B alert &watch ur surroundings.Anything suspicious, report 2 control room on 100.Though nothin 2 panic.Precautionary measure," he said in another tweet.
"....keeping in mind the bomb explosion that took place on Dec 28 we are increasing police bandobast," Patil told reporters after inspecting security arrangements in the city, a PTI report said.
Traffic movement was restricted in the busy MG Road area from 8 pm on Wednesday till 1 am on Thursday to make it easier to manage the huge footfall in the area.
All flyovers in the city were also closed from 9 pm onwards excepting those towards the Kempegowda International Airport.