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More than 11,000 policemen on duty and 30 public parties planned on New Year’s Eve in Romania, some streets closed

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Busy New Year’s for the Romanian Police, with 11,440 of the force in the streets every day until January 2 to keep things nice and peaceful at the 130 public parties to be held in Bucharest and 33 counties, according to a press release from the Romanian Police.

Approximately 7,600 people will be in charge of public order matters, close to 2,000 policemen will keep a vigilant eye on the Romanian roads, while close to 500 members of the intervention forces will spend their end of year on standby, ready to step in if necessary.

The end of 2012 public calendar is packed with large scale parties, concerts and fireworks organized by local authorities and scheduled to take place in the main squares of Romania’s cities.

Traffic will be diverted due to three main New Year’s parties to be held in the major public squares of Bucharest, a detail which might interfere with drivers’ plans to get to their destination. Thus, the party held in Piata Constitutiei (Constituition Square) will lead to road traffic being restricted for cars on Unirii Blvd., between I. C. Brătianu Blvd. and Libertatii Blvd, from 10 P.M. to 6 A.M and on Libertatii Blvd., between Natiunile Unite Blvd. (United Nations Blvd.) and Calea 13 Septembrie, between 11 P.M. and 2 A.M. on December 31.

The party in George Enescu Square will result in traffic restrictions on Franklin street and on Calea Victoriei. A third location to avoid if traveling by car tonight is Mihail Sebastian street, where a third large party is planned to take place.

With  party goers flooding Romanian roads in all directions, the Traffic Police will be watching out for traffic jams and other incidents, with a special focus on keeping drunk drivers under a close check.

Ioana Jelea, ioana.jelea@romania-insider.com

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