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Delhi Traffic Police cracksdown on drunken drivers

Dec 25, 2008 10:33 PM IST India India
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Mumbai: The Delhi Traffic Police has started taking strict action against those who drink and drive. On Christmas eve the number of challans doubled, 176 challans in a single night.

The initiative is to ensure that while people enjoy themselves and make merry, drunken driving should be kept under check so that they do not cause a problem for themselves as well as others.

"These checks will begin from 9 pm and will go on till 2 am and will become more intensive on New Years eve. The check points have been strategically placed around the hotels, farmhouses and other popular party venues," Joint Commisioner of Police, S N Srivastava.

But it's not a challan that drunk drivers have to fear, but the spot jail. This means a magistrate will be present on the spot, at the police check point and the drivers netted will be sent to jail directly.

The Delhi Traffic Police has come down heavily on drunken driving cases but it certainly needs to be followed up and that's where the challenge lies.