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Visakhapatnam City Police announces fresh restrictions for New Year’s eve due to Omicron

As we enter into the New Year 2022, the danger of COVID-19, as well as Omicron, is looming all over the country. Many states have started imposing restrictions, and curfew timings, for the public. For the second year in a row, the Visakhapatnam City Police have taken certain precautionary measures with regards to the New Year’s eve in Visakhapatnam on 31 December, 2021.

These restrictions, shared by Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police

(Traffic) , Visakhapatnam Ch. Adinarayana, are as follows on New Year’s Eve:

1. Visitors and vehicular traffic to RK Beach, Jodhgullapalem Beach, Sagar Nagar Beach, Rushikonda Beach, Bheemili Beach and Yarada Beach will be restricted from 8pm onwards

2. All vehicular traffic on Beach Road from Naval Coastal Battery (NCB) to Bheemili will be restricted from 10pm to 5am

3. The Telugu Talli and NAD flyovers will be closed from 10pm to 5am

4. The BRTS Road will be closed from Hanumanthavaka to Adavivaram Junction; Goshala Junction to Vepagunta Junction; Pendurthi Junction to NAD Junction to Convent Junction from 10pm to 5am.  Emergency vehicles must use the service road on either side.

5. The line between the BRTS Road, from Maddilapalem Junction to Rama Talkies, and the underpass at RTC Complex will be closed from 10pm to 5am.

6. Legal action will be taken against those who are caught speeding, making loud noises, or drinking alcohol on the roads

7. Restaurants, bars, hotels, and shops should be limited to the time allotted to them as per government norms

8. City dwellers should not hold any celebrations at public places, parks, and roads as a social responsibility

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Ch. Adinarayana, appealed to the Visakhapatnam dwellers to abide by the Covid restrictions and celebrate the New Year peacefully. He requested the public to cooperate with the police department which is working hard for the welfare of the society.

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