BENGALURU: The Bengaluru police have arranged for a ‘special ambulance’ to admit those who are drunk and have met with an accident to hospital. The police chief also visited hotspots where New Year’s Eve celebration will take place and issues certain directives.
During the New Year revelry, people who are drunk heavily or those who meet with accidents will be given primary treatment and sent to a hospital. The police department has collaborated with hospitals and written a letter to the Health Department in this regard. In the Southeast police station limits, including Koramanagala and HSR Layout, there are many party hubs and during New Year celebrations, disasters often occur and hence, the police department has planned for a special ambulance during that time.
“We request citizens to be safe during New Year’s Eve celebrations, particularly in Koramangala and HSR Layout. We have divided our division into eight sectors and have arranged safety islands, watch towers, special ambulances, mobile squads, pickup squads, and many more. We’ve told pub owners to keep both male and female bouncers on staff”, said C K Baba, DCP, South-East division, Bengaluru City.
“As part of our security measures, we are deploying drone cameras and more than 100 CCTV cameras are installed. We have prepared a special ambulance for people who are drunk and for primary treatment for shifting accident victims. We are deploying 1,000 policemen and recording entry and exit points. We are planning to observe all the movements and we will designate separate lanes for Ola and Uber cabs”, he added.
Bengaluru Police Commissioner Pratap Reddy on Wednesday visited Brigade Road, MG Road and other hotspots of New Year’s Eve celebrations. The police department will officially announce certain guidelines on Thursday. The pub and restaurants will have more CCTV cameras installed for security purposes. The safety of women and children is being given importance and metal detectors will be installed in popular party areas.