RAWALPINDI – Strict security arrangements have been made for celebrations on New Year night besides traffic management plan has also been finalized to avoid traffic mess on city roads.

According to the plan, one wheeling of motorbikes would not be allowed at any cost and playing of music on tape or video recorder would also be banned. No person would be allowed to carry weapons during New Year night and stern action would be taken against violators.

Under elaborate security arrangements over 1000 police personnel will be deployed. There would be special deployment for churches and public places. According to police spokesman, ladies police, the personnel of special branch, and elite force will be deployed to make the security arrangements foolproof. 

Foolproof security arrangements have been ensured to avoid any untoward incident in the city. The security duty at public places, including parks, was being made more effective, he said adding, security has been tightened at the entry and exit points of the city and special checking has been ordered for this special occasion.

He said the City Police Officer (CPO) has directed the SPs, DSPs and SHOs to ensure effective patrolling in their respective areas. Plainclothesmen and well-equipped policemen would also perform duties near churches and public places, he said. The police have also been ordered to take stern action against suspects, and also conduct effective checking of hotels.

Meanwhile, traffic officers have been directed to take strict action against those found indulged in rash and negligent driving on vehicles and motorcycles especially on New Year night.

Deputy Superintendent of Police, Traffic Headquarters, Chaudhary Yousaf Ali Shahid told that action in accordance with the law is being taken against one -wheelers and they are being sent behind the bars under section 99/A. CTP have launched a special drive against wheelie and made several arrangements to curb the activity especially on New Year night.

He said though, the activity was already being checked by traffic officials deputed on the city roads but special arrangements have been made to control rash and dangerous driving on New Year night with deployment of special squads.                     

He said traffic police officers have been directed to keep a vigilant eye on the one-wheelers so that action in accordance with the law could be taken against them. Under special arrangements, traffic officials have been deployed at various points.

The traffic officers and circle heads have been directed to take stern action against the one-wheelers without discrimination and no one should be spared if found involved in this dangerous act, which is a cause of deaths and severe injuries for the riders.

He said one-wheelers are not only playing with their own lives but they are also a threat for other road users.

He said the traffic wardens were directed to take effective measures in this reward. Under efforts to curb the activity, those who found engaged in one-wheeling are also being fined.

He said the citizens particularly parents should come forward and play their role to curb the activity is one wheeling, rash and negligent driving are the main causes for fatal accidents.