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Delhi: 111 drivers lose their driving licenses for drunk driving

In August this year, transport department had also suspended licenses of 699 drivers, who were found driving vehicles under the influence of alcohol.

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Updated:October 21, 2014, 6:46 PM IST
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Delhi: 111 drivers lose their driving licenses for drunk driving
In August this year, transport department had also suspended licenses of 699 drivers, who were found driving vehicles under the influence of alcohol.

New Delhi: In a crackdown against drunk driving in the national capital, Delhi government has suspended licenses of 89 drivers for a year while licenses of 22 drivers of commercial vehicles have permanently been cancelled for the same offence.

"We have suspended licences of 89 drivers, who were found driving vehicles under the influence of alcohol for two or more occasions in a year by the traffic police.

"Besides, we have also permanently cancelled 22 licenses of drivers of commercial vehicles for indulging in drunk driving in the national capital," said a senior official of transport department.

The official said that these drivers have committed an act which endangers safety of public on the city roads, adding that the habitual tendency of drunk driving on the part of these offenders may lead to traffic accidents in future endangering their own lives and that of other road users.

"The action was taken after Delhi Traffic police recently sent us a list of such drivers found driving vehicles under the influence of alcohol for two or more occassions," he added.

According to the official, traffic police has also sent transport department another list of 25 drivers for strict action against them. "On police's request, we will soon send a notice to these 25 drivers found guilty for drunk driving to seek their explanation on this matter. If we are not convinced with their replies, we will either suspend or cancel their driving license," he added.

In August this year, transport department had also suspended licenses of 699 drivers, who were found driving vehicles under the influence of alcohol.

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