Staff Reporter

KOCHI: The city police have deployed enough personnel to ensure peaceful ushering in of the New Year.

As many as 500 commandos have been assigned for maintaining law and order in the West Kochi region, especially the Fort Kochi area where most of the action happens on New Year eve.

The police have installed 125 cameras at main spots in the city and plainclothesmen have been deployed extensively across the city. Personnel have been instructed to take strict action against those driving after drinking.

A press release issued by the City Police said that adequate security will be in place for foreign tourists in the city for the New Year celebrations.