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Updated December 31st, 2023 at 11:17 IST

Section 144 imposed in these cities for New Year celebrations: Check details here

Section 144 has been imposed in Mumbai and Lucknow to maintain law and order.

Reported by: Manisha Roy
Bengaluru
To prevent any untoward incident in the city during New Year celebrations, the Bengaluru Police have announced traffic restrictions in key areas. | Image:Others
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New Delhi: In view of New Year celebrations, authorities have announced strict measures and restrictions in many cities to ensure that revellers ring in New Year safely.  With the anticipation of a huge rush in popular areas on New Year’s Eve, security arrangements have been made at several places. Section 144 has also been imposed in a few cities to maintain law and order.

Take a look at the list of restrictions imposed on these cities:

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Section 144 In Mumbai Till January 18:

To manage the expected rush, the Mumbai Police have imposed Section 144 in the city till January 18. In the order passed last week, they also banned drones, remote-controlled microlight aircraft, paragliders, para motors, hand gliders and hot air balloons in the city for a period of 30 days.

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However, such objects will be allowed to be used by police for aerial surveillance. The Mumbai Police said the prohibitory order would be in force from December 20, 2023, to January 18, 2024 that was issued under section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

Section 144 In Lucknow Till Jan 2

Section 144 has also been imposed in Lucknow till January 2  to maintain peace and law and order during celebration in the city. With the prohibitory order in place, public gathering in areas which can expect huge footfall like malls, bars, restaurants, hotels etc, has been limited in view of the New Year celebrations.

“Section 144 will be in place for 10 days starting from December 24 to January 2, 2024. This is being done to maintain peace and law and order on the occasion of Christmas and New Year,” the Lucknow Police said in a notice. Action will be taken against the violators, the statement read.

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Restrictions in Bengaluru:

To prevent any untoward incident in the city during New Year celebrations, the Bengaluru Police have announced traffic restrictions in key areas. Police have also warned the people against drunk driving. To curb traffic congestion, restrictions will come up around MG Road, Brigade Road, Museum Road, Rest House Road, and Residency Cross Road. Vehicular traffic will not be allowed barring police and essential services vehicles, between 8pm on December 31 and 1am on January 1.

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City police have also fixed the deadline for establishments – hotels, clubs, and pubs –  till 1am for New Year’s Eve. After which no parties can take place in the city. They have also launched a campaign against ‘Drink and Drive’ across the city.

 

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Published December 29th, 2023 at 08:26 IST

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