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2,000 more cops out to rein in drunk drivers

india Updated: Dec 31, 2011 01:57 IST
Leena Dhankhar

This New Year’s eve, the Gurgaon police are going to be extra cautious and have decided to deploy additional forces to keep a check on party revellers and prevent any untoward incident.

Almost 2,000 police personnel will be on their toes at major intersections and party joints to ensure tight security arrangements.

Around 50 police teams have been constituted to maintain vigil on December 31.

Heavy police deployment is expected at MG Road since most pubs and bars are located on Gurgaon’s ‘mall road’ and a number of drunken brawls have taken place in joints here.

While New Year's Eve is a time to celebrate, major accidents take place every year due to drunken driving and speeding.

The Gurgaon police have decided to deal strictly with drunk drivers and will be issuing challans on-the-spot challans and taking action as per the law.
There are also unconfirmed reports that pubs and bars are planning to extend the closing time by two hours.

Despite a dip in bookings, restaurant owners are hoping to make good business on New Years Eve.

“Though it cannot be denied that the crowd this year is much less than last year, however, the charm of the city will still draw many,” said RN Rathi, owner of 1858 City Mark Hotel.

“Last time, celebrations were on in swing at this time of the year but that is missing this year,” said Renu Sharma, a city resident.

Abhay Rao, DCP (West) Gurgaon said, “We have set up pickets in border areas. Traffic duties have been extended till the maximum time. We request people to enjoy the celebrations peacefully. People should not drink and drive.”