Thane: The Mumbai Police on Sunday held that no boat parties would be permitted on New Year’s Eve, Mumbai Mirror reported. Further, wine shops and hotels would be allowed to stay open till 1 and 5 AM respectively on January 1, if they apply for permission.Also Read - Activist Teesta Setalvad Detained by Gujarat ATS in Mumbai Day After Supreme Court Ruling on 2002 Riots
“Restaurants that apply with us will be allowed to be open till 5 AM, and wine shops till 1 AM,” a police official told the newspaper. He further added,” no boat parties are permitted, and Coast Guard, Indian Navy and Mumbai Police Port Zone boats will patrol the seas for any suspicious sightings.” Also Read - Mumbai's Drinking Water Stocks Dip Below 10 Per Cent, Current Supply Can Suffice 38 Days: BMC
According to the report, around 40,000 will be patrolling the streets on New Year’s Eve and will keep a strict vigil around the city. “Policemen will be present in civilian clothes as well to keep a watch on things,” Mumbai Mirror reported Manjunath Shinge from Mumbai Police as saying. Women’s security would be one of the main concerns. Also Read - Ranji Trophy Final: Yash Dubey, Shubham Sharma Power MP On Verge of First-innings Lead
Furthermore, the Supreme Court’s order banning firecrackers would be enforced. However, if anybody found not following the order would be arrested.