Two deputy police commissioners, four assistant police commissioners, 114 police officers, Home Guards and Maharashtra Security Force personnel will be deployed
More than 6,000 personnel of the Government Railway Police (GRP) have been deployed on Mumbai's suburban railway network to prevent untoward incidents and ensure people's safety on New Year's Eve, according to a release issued by the GRP on Friday.
According to the release, two deputy police commissioners, four assistant police commissioners, 114 police officers, Home Guards and Maharashtra Security Force personnel will be deployed.
Nirbhaya teams, comprising women police constables and officers in plain clothes, will ensure the safety of female passengers, it said.
Armed police personnel, Home Guards or Maharashtra security force personnel will be deputed in ladies coaches of all special trains announced by the Railways for December 31, between 9 pm and 5 am, the release said.
The Railways will operate two special locals between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Kalyan on the Central line, two special trains between CSMT and Panvel on Harbour and eight special locals between Churchgate and Virar on the Western line on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Police will deploy more than 11,500 security personnel at key locations in the city to avoid any untoward incident on the New Year's Eve.
The police are expecting large gatherings near the Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Girgaum Chowpatty, Juhu beach, Bandstand in suburban Bandra and other prominent locations here on December 31.
Accordingly, security arrangements have been made to avoid any law and order problem, an official told PTI.
More than 11,500 police personnel along with the State Reserve Police Force, Riot Control Police and Quick Response Teams (QRTs) will be deployed at key locations, he said.
(With inputs from PTI)