Jamshedpur: In the wake of New Year celebrations the district police have made adequate security arrangements to ensure safe and secure parties and picnics for the revelers at popular hangouts and tourist spots in the district.
Police in civil dress along with cops in uniform be keeping a watch on year-end revelry near picnic hotspots, restaurants and important shopping complexes in city not only on New Year eve but till January 3 as part of ‘extended vigil’.
In this connection the police have deployed adequate security personnel, including women policemen in plainclothes, at all the important joints and picnic spots to keep eye on miscreants and trouble makers. According to the information about 50 odd policemen will be deployed in the parks and near the poplar Dimna lake.
In addition to this, the police will carry out helmet checking drive at important junctions throughout the day and stretching upto late evening hours apparently to ensure discipline driving during the peak of the celebration week.
“The idea precisely is to keep check on rash driving and prevent miscreants from creating trouble to the revelers on the street and near the parks,” said Anoop Mathew, senior police superintendent. The police will also act tough with people driving in an inebriated state of mind and with hoodwinks driving vehicles using police and press stickers.
Given, the fact that scores of people from neighbouring Bengal and Odisha visit the scenic beauty Dalma lake during this time of the calendar the police have made effective security arrangements in the area. The district women cell personnel, in assistance from the local police station, will carry out mobile duty to get hold of eve-teasers, if any, inside the park and outside.
All the picnic spots will have proper security arrangements on the New Year. “Proper arrangements have been made so that no picnic spot remain untouched by the police during the season,” said a police official. He also added that to tackle eve-teasers, policemen in plain clothes will also be deployed to keep a close eye on them.
As number of accidents increase during the season, police have warned people through advertisements in Television and Newspapers that rash driving will not be tolerated on the roads and will be punished if found to be breaking any law. Police party will patrol on the roads during the season. “We cannot do much about the traffic but drunken drivers will definitely be booked by our men,” said a police official.
Patrolling teams will also include women constables. The idea is to prevent eve-teasing cases and ensure that nobody is able to forcibly enter picnic spots and party venues. Ladies constables will also be deployed in some of the sensitive areas marked by the police to tackle with the eve teasers.
They have been instructed to take action immediately if any instance of eve teasing found around them. “We are dedicated to provide peaceful atmosphere to the people for New Year celebrations and we are doing our best for that,” the an official said.
Every year, from mid of December to the end January tourists from the different parts of the state and also from neighbouring Bengal come here for enjoying picnic at Dalma hills, Dimna lake, Burudih Dam, Galudih resort, Narwa, Jubilee Park and Hudco Lake. The Jubilee Park, Zoological Park, Bheti Park and Sir Dorabji Park, among others, in the city also draw picnickers in thick.
Taking precautionary majors on the New Year’s eve, district administration issued an advisory for the revellers thronging various picturesque spots in and around the city, including the beautiful banks of the rivers, falls and dams.
Strict directives have been issued to the boat owners to keep all necessary and safety equipment and to rescue operations while during adverse situation.
Drowning (while taking a bath or swim) and Boat tragedies are undoubtedly common on the picnic spots across the county, needs awareness about safety norms among both providers and picnickers, said an official.