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New Year's eve: All flyovers in Chennai will be closed

Over 15,000 police personnel will be deployed in Chennai.

Over 15,000 police personnel will be deployed in Chennai.   | Photo Credit: The Hindu

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All flyovers in Chennai city will be closed to prevent revellers from indulging in bike races on new year’s eve. Anti-bike racing committees have been formed to nab those who violate the laws and rules.

Security will be beefed up from 9 p.m today (December 31) in view of new year celebrations across the city. Over 15,000 police personnel will be deployed and vehicle check points will be functioning at 368 points in the city.

Additional Commissioner of Police, Traffic, Arun told The Hindu, “We are planning 25 counselling tents to stop those who overspeed. If their record is clean, we will counsel them and let them off. If there are other cases pending against them, we will take action against them.”

“We have put check points throughout the city. In the north it will start early- 8 pm and in other parts it will start later. The enforcement of motor vehicles act will be strict today. Illuminated barricades will be installed to prevent bike racing and all flyovers will close and will open only in the morning” said Mr. Arun.

At least five to 10 patrolling vehicles of each police station will be deployed in their zone. Cases will be booked against persons who indulge in drunken driving and their driving licence will be cancelled.

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