Traffic measures taken by the Cops to make a hassle free New Year

Nainital in October

Nainital Lake view in October

The authority has tightened their belts to make the route traffic free for the surging number in the tourist for New Years Eve in Nainital. Around 70,000 tourists have already arrived in the lake city to celebrate the arrival of the year 2015. More than 1,000 four-wheelers have already filled up the parking spaces here and it will be a challenge for cops to manage traffic.

Police personnel have been stationed at every entry point of the city to check inflow of vehicles without registration.

"All the routes to Nainital are being monitored closely. Every single vehicle — government or private — is being checked to make sure that no liquor or contraband is smuggled in," said Shweta Chaube, additional superintendent of police, Nainital.

"We are not allowing parking on the roads or outside hotels and resorts. Vehicles are being parked in the spaces specifically allotted for parking, which helps keeping the city clear of the congestion," said ASP Chaube.

Extensive frisking is also being done by the policemen at the checkposts on Nainital road near Kathgodam. No biker will be allowed to enter the city without a helmet. Parking will be allowed only at designated places.

No vehicles will be allowed on Mall road from Wednesday 2 pm onwards as the entire 1.5km-stretch of the road will be converted to a live discotheque for New Year celebrations. Kilbury road will be blocked after 5pm on New Year’s eve. Police patrols are also posted near petrol pumps around the city. Teams of bomb disposal squad and dog squad have already started frisking the entire city to ensure safety and security.

Main routes which witness most of the traffic on the way to Nainital are Nainital road via Kathgodam, Kaladhungi-Nainital route and route to Hairakhan. The police department has also deployed quick reaction teams at taxi stands, the bus stand, markets, hotels, the flatts, resorts and various other spots to respond swiftly in case of any incident while New Year celebrations are on.

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