Mumbai, Dec 29 (PTI) Over 40,000 police personnel will be on the road to ensure safety of New Year revellers in Mumbai on the night of December 31, a senior official said Saturday. Also Read - Mumbai Rains: Heavy Rains Paralyse City, IMD Warns of 'Flooding', Local Trains Suspended Due to Waterlogging; BMC Declares Holiday

Special squads to curb harassment of women will be deployed at many places, he said. Also Read - Kangana Ranaut Receives Notice From BMC Over 'Unauthorised Construction' of Her Residence, Here’s What They Found ‘Illegal’

“Over 40,000 policemen will be on bandobast (security) duty during the New Year celebrations,” said deputy commissioner of police Manjunath Singe, the city police’s spokesperson. Also Read - Mumbai Rains Updates: IMD Predicts More Rains, CM Takes Stock of Situation

The police will be assisted by the State Reserve Police Force and Home Guard while the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) will also be on alert.

“A special squad will be deployed at several places to curb eve-teasing and harassment of women,” he said.

Crowded places are being checked by the Anti-Sabotage Squad and BDDS ahead of New Year’s eve while marine patrolling will be stepped along the coast, the DCP added.

As part of a special drive to prevent illegal activities during the New Year celebration, the Crime Branch carried out a search operation in suburban Andheri Friday night and seized 945 bottles of imported foreign liquor worth Rs 16 lakh from a car.

One Gotu Gurjar was arrested in connection with the seizure, police said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.