While the whole world is celebrating the new year, the big cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Goa and Gujarat also celebrate it with gusto. While some people go on holiday with family to welcome the new year, some people celebrate it at home. Since the first day of the year starts from Sunday itself, it is celebrated with even more pomp. In Gujarat’s cities like Surat, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Rajkot, people greeted the new year with enthusiasm. Therefore, this time the police have also made strict arrangements for the celebration of the new year. A
Special monitoring was kept on the use of drugs in the parties of 31st December in Gujarat. Along with this, special arrangements were also made for the safety of women. Arrangements were made for the safety of girls and women. The she-team was arranged by the police. Along with this, prohibition was strictly implemented.
In view of the problem of vehicles and traffic, a ‘no parking zone’ alert was issued on Sindhu Bhavan Road in Ahmedabad from Saturday night till 3 am on Sunday and CG Road was also closed from Saturday evening. Parties were organized to celebrate the new year at many places in Madabad.
Today also saw the world’s first New Year celebration in Auckland, New Zealand. It is the first major city in the world to celebrate the new year. Auckland’s most famous Sky Tower was decorated with twinkling lights. Fireworks were also seen from the Skytower during Auckland New Year’s Eve celebrations.