Delhiites to usher in New Year amid tight security

No entry and exit will be allowed on Wednesday at Rajiv Chowk metro station in Delhi after 9pm in view of security restrictions due to New Year celebrations, Delhi Metro officials said.

delhi Updated: Dec 31, 2014 18:55 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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With 2015 just round the corner the malls, pubs, bars and nightclubs across the city will be brimming with partygoers. However, to avoid any possible security lapses the Delhi Police has arranged for security pickets around popular party hangouts with certain roads to remain completely closed for vehicular movement.

There will be teams deployed in Saket, M-Block Market Greater Kailash, Chirag Delhi, New Friends Colony, Defence Colony, South Extension, Mehrauli, Aya Nagar Border, Khan Pur, Nehru Place near Eros Hotel, near Govind Puri Metro Station, Vasant Vihar, Vasant Kunj, Kapashera, Dwarka, Rajouri Garden, Netaji Subash Place, Rohini, Pitampura, Ashok Vihar, G.T. Karnal Road, Karkardooma, Laxmi Nagar, Preet Vihar, Mayur Vihar Phase-1 and 2.

Special parking arrangements have also been around these areas to accommodate the party crowd.

Special arrangements have been made for the areas in vicinity of Connaught Place. No vehicle will be allowed to enter the area from 8:30pm onwards.

A special team of around 86 officials will also be deployed to check for drunk drivers who will be penalized will heavy fines.

The Delhi metro will also remain difficult to access, 9pm onwards.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said that commuters would not be allowed to enter or exit from the station from 9 pm on December 31. The decision has been taken following instructions from the Delhi Police.

Commuters traveling in the metro, however, will be able to interchange between Line 2 and Line 3 as normal. There are no restrictions on operation of any other station in the network.

First Published: Dec 31, 2014 16:05 IST