People thronged popular market places to bring in the New Year on Saturday. Police kept a tight vigil in most of these areas to ensure there was no untoward incident.
Most shops, including liquor outlets, in Connaught Place were chock-a-block with people as revellers thought of bringing in the new year with a bit of ‘spirit’. The police, meanwhile, have made elaborate security and traffic arrangements to ensure the celebrations go off peacefully.
Pub owners have been asked to alert officials in case of any probable trouble-makers.
“We have been given strict instructions to keep an eye on motorists driving under the influence of alcohol,” a police official said. The police have also said that drink driving will lead to suspension of driving licences and may even attract a jail term, apart from fines up to Rs 2,000.