500 penalised during New Year revelry

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Jan 2018 12:48:45


Staff Reporter,

The driving licenses of those found guilty of drunken driving would be cancelled


On Sunday night, notwithstanding chilly weather in the State capital, the Traffic Police Department penalised as many as 500 people for drunken driving across the city during the New Year festivities. The driving licenses of those found guilty of drunken driving would be cancelled.

Hundreds of revellers thronged markets, restaurants, shopping malls and multiplexes as DIG Santosh Kumar himself monitored the drive, while police personnel maintained a watchful eye to avert any untoward incident. Operation against New Year revellers continued till 4.00 am. On January 1, drive will be continued and will be more focussed on outskirts areas, where students reside in large number.

Bhopal police checked over 3,000 vehicles on New Year on suspicion of drunken-driving and other reasons. Traffic police seized 180 vehicles on ground of drunken driving, while 500 vehicle owners were challaned. DIG Santosh Singh himself monitored entire affairs to nail New Year revellers. Nearly 100 check-points were set up in night.

However, police will continue the drive tonight to check drunken driving. Main focus will be on outskirts areas where students reside. Police made mostly challan in New Bhopal areas in comparison to Old Bhopal so main focus will be on new Bhopal segment. Additional Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Mahendra Jain said, “We had launched drive throughout the night of New Year.

It continued till 4:00 am. It is first time in Bhopal that 180 people have been held and 500 vehicle owners were penalised on ground of drunken driving. In the challan drive, Rs 1.5 lakh has been collected as fine. Mostly students of New Bhopal especially in Habibganj and Misrod fell in police net during drive. Students of various professional colleges were found inebriated condition. So they have been challaned. In daytime, police team relaxed and on the night of January 1, we will again be in field to check drunken driving during the celebrations.”