With an objective to keep a tab on New Year revellers' activities and their safety, the Shimla police have deployed extra forces in the city and adjoining tourist destinations.
Divulging information, Shimla superintendent of police (SP) Abhishek Dular said 250 extra police personnel from various police battalions had been added to the existing police force in the state capital.
The forces would be deployed at the busy areas like the Ridge, Mall Road, Lakkar Bazaar areas, Circular Road, and even in adjoining tourist destinations like Kufri and other crowded areas so that any untoward incidents could not take place, said the SP, adding that one reserve force will be deployed on the Mall near the Police control room.
Furthermore, police will be deployed at the entry points of the Shimla city and the Circular Road to regulate traffic in view of heavy rush of tourists.
The cops would also be guiding the tourists for parking lots located at Shoghi barrier, said Dular.
In order to keep a check on drunken driving, alcohol sensors will be used by police.
The parking places for New Year eve have been identified at various points in the town, including near Tara Hall, BSC, Khalini, Cecil Hotel, Tuti Kandi, IGMC-Sanjauli, etc.
In addition, police will also be inspecting and keeping a watch on private parties and the places where liquor is served to ensure that drinks are not served to people less than 18 years of age.