A number of prominent malls and shopping complexes were evacuated late on Tuesday as Delhi Police conducted massive mock security drills across the city ahead of New Year celebrations.
“To conduct these mock drills, the joint commissioners of all police ranges in the city were instructed in advance and the entire operation was carried out under the supervision of special police commissioner (law and order),” a senior police official said on condition of anonymity.
The drive was conducted at several malls, marketplaces and shopping complexes, including DLF Promenade and Ambience Mall in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj.
Mock drill conducted by Delhi Police late last night in various parts of the city pic.twitter.com/dZN7lCI7q6— ANI (@ANI_news) December 30, 2015
NSG Commandos take part in mock drill conducted by Delhi Police late last night pic.twitter.com/7NkDlD4Cd3— ANI (@ANI_news) December 30, 2015
The larger part of the drive was conducted after 9pm as the crowds for the year-end revelries are expected to swell during the late evening hours, the official said.
“The drills were held to enhance our preparedness ahead of New Year’s eve to deal with any potential threats,” the official added.