City police have instructed bars, pubs and restaurants to install CCTV cameras and recruit additional bouncers for security.

Bengaluru your New Years Eve party can go on longer deadline extendedImage for representation
news New Year Friday, December 23, 2016 - 12:56

Don’t you hate it when you are still in the groove and the DJ announces the last song for the night? Well, on the last night of this year, you’ll have at least an hour more to party, because the celebration can go on till 2am on New Year’s Eve.

KSR Charan Reddy, Additional Commissioner of Police (West) confirmed to TNM that the decision was taken after a meeting with the owners of commercial establishments two days ago.

“We have instructed them to install CCTV cameras and recruit additional bouncers, especially to ensure security of women inside their premises. We have given them a week to implement these measures,” he said.

As per a report in The Hindu the city police have also suggested that restaurants also conduct fire and emergency drills, keep an eye out for suspicious objects and keep all the officers’ numbers handy.

Ashish Kothare, who heads the Benagluru chapter of the National Restaurant Association of India, also told the The Hindu that precautionary measures were being put in place like recruiting additional bouncers.

Charan Reddy also said that while they are planning on beefing up security on New Year’s Eve, they haven’t yet decided on how many police officials will be deployed. The team would also include traffic policemen.

Bengaluru has around 1,300 bars and restaurants and with many of them hosting their own New Year’s celebration on December 31, the decision is bound to appease the party-goers in Bengaluru who are gearing up to bid adieu to 2016 in a grand way.

Earlier this year, the deadline for pubs and bars in Bengaluru was extended to 1am from 11.30pm (except Fridays and Saturdays) throughout the week.