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Home Minister Ensures Safe New Year In Bangalore | Know More

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Home Minister Dr. G. Parameshwara took charge by convening a meeting with senior police officials. The gathering aimed to address concerns raised by intelligence agencies regarding potential disruptions to public peace during the upcoming festivities. 

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The Home Minister emphasized the importance of maintaining law and order, especially given the expected influx of celebrants in major cities, tourist spots, and hotels, particularly in Bangalore. Dr. Parameshwara directed authorities to rigorously enforce COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the safety of the public.

With MG Road, Brigade Road, Electronic City, Indira Nagar, and various other hubs set to attract large crowds, the Home Minister instructed officials to implement comprehensive security arrangements. Recognizing the heightened risk, he called for increased police deployment and the presence of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) teams to manage any unforeseen situations.

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Source: Oneindia News

Acknowledging the ongoing efforts of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in the state, particularly in Bangalore, the Home Minister stressed the need for stringent monitoring of individuals arriving from outside. This directive aimed at maintaining vigilance during the festive period, encompassing both Christmas and New Year celebrations.

The Minister directed the BBMP to establish temporary health centers on MG Road and Brigade Roads in Bengaluru, with similar facilities to be set up in other cities across the state. Senior police officers were instructed to liaise with local hospitals to ensure they remain on high alert for any urgent medical requirements on December 31.

The Home Minister highlighted the importance of fire safety MG Road, Brigade Road, Indira Nagar, Electronic City, pubs, bars, shopping malls, and star hotels. Firefighters are urged to stay vigilant, particularly cautioning against open kitchens on rooftops.

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Source: The Indian Express

To facilitate public safety, the Minister proposed the establishment of makeshift “Police Help Desks” at New Year celebration locations. Additionally, he suggested extending the operating hours of metro trains and organizing separate buses by BMTC. A streamlined parking system for private vehicles was stressed to maintain order during the festivities.


The meeting, attended by key officials from various departments, including Deputy Chief Secretary Umashankar, State Director General of Police Alok Mohan, City Police Commissioner Dayanand, Fire Department Chief Kamal Pant, and BBMP Commissioner Tushar Girinath, underscored the collective commitment to ensuring a safe New Year celebration.

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