Puerta del Sol on New Year’s Eve last year. Image: EFE The Puerta del Sol in Madrid will be fully closed on New Year’s Eve for the celebration of traditional Campanadas. The Municipal Police of Madrid will control the four entrances to the Puerta del Sol and only a capacity of 25,000 people will be allowed.In addition, this Friday the Puerta del Sol will already become the scene of the first celebration of the change of the year. As it is tradition in Madrid, at 24:00 hours on the penultimate day of the year, thousands of people will concentrate on the esplanade to take the twelve grapes to the rhythm of the bells of the clock of the Royal Post Office as a preparatory essay for New Year’s Eve .At 9:00 pm on both Friday 30 and Saturday 31, access to Puerta del Sol will be closed, both on foot and from the subway or subway train stations. The square will be completely emptied and emergency entrances and exits will be signaled with vertical signage, which is an improvement over past years. Municipal Police agents will control the four accesses through which you can enter the Puerta del Sol to celebrate the grapes and preuvas: Calle Mayor, Arenal, Alcalá and Carrera de San Jerónimo. The rest of the roads that reach Puerta del Sol (Montera, Preciados, Carmen, Victoria, Carretas y Correo) are closed and reserved as evacuation zones.The capacity of the square is limited to 25 000 people, which means two per square meter. This was done last year for the first time. The municipal agents will count in the four accesses and will ensure the good course of the New Year’s party.On the other hand, on December 31, as it was done on 24 and 25, and as will be done on day 5, night of cotillions, inspections will be carried out in entertainment venues to verify that all the rules regarding Security and emergenciesFor these mass meetings, grapes and preuvas, as well as for the celebration of the San Silvestre vallecana race, which will run through the streets of Madrid on the afternoon of the 31st, the Health, Safety and Emergency Area and the Environment Area and Mobility have organized the necessary devices to ensure the safety and proper functioning of the city during the final dates of the year. All this, in close collaboration and coordination with the Autonomous Community and the Ministry of Interior, with the National Police Corps and with services such as Renfe and Metro, highlighted the City Council, which will be “in permanent coordination” with the special device organized by The central government.Samur’s most effectiveThe personnel of SAMUR-Civil Protection increase from the beginning of December to January 8, since these weeks are a time of great influx of citizens to the commercial streets and displacements between neighborhoods and districts.From 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., 54 people and 15 mobile units are available every day on the streets of the center, with the support of the Civil Protection Volunteer Corps. At Puerta del Sol, both in grapes and preuvas, SAMUR-Civil Protection will have 40 people and 8 mobile units on the street. In San Silvestre Popular y Internacional on December 31 there will be 15 toilets and 5 mobile units. The Municipal Police will allow a capacity of 25,000 people onlyTickets on New Year’s Eve and the previous night will be checked
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