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About 3,000 policemen will be deployed on MG Road, Brigade Road, Church Street, Residency Road and the surrounding areas during the New Year celebrations. 

In all, 5,200 policemen, including two additional commissioners of police and as many joint commissioners of police, will be on security duty on the night of December 31. 

Four deputy commissioners of police (DCPs), 10 assistant commissioners of police (ACPs), 30 police inspectors and other officers will man the Central Business District (CBD), City Police Commissioner C H Pratap Reddy said. 

Similar security measures will be in place in Indiranagar, Koramangala and Whitefield where a large number of people are expected to gather for the celebrations. 

Another 2,500 policemen, including four DCPs, 10 ACPs and 25 inspectors, will be deployed there. Policemen from other districts, the Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP), and the City Armed Reserve (CAR) will also be part of the bandobast. 

A Door Frame Metal Detector (DFMD) will be installed on Brigade Road. People can enter and exit Brigade Road only at Opera House Junction. 

Reddy asked citizens to call 112 to report unlawful activities and drug peddling or consumption of banned substances and if they find any unattended object. He asked people to go home by 1 am, in line with the government deadline. 

Police using binoculars will man picketing points and watch towers to control the crowd and keep an eye on anti-social elements. There will also…

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 around 3000 policemen deployed in CBD area New Year celebration

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