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417 challaned in Gurgaon for driving drunk

A record 417 challans were issued by the traffic police within six hours in Gurgaon for drunk driving on Saturday night. The drive, conducted at 24 locations on the city's busy roads that lead to or are close to pubs, restaurants and liquor vends, continued till 3am Sunday.

india Updated: Jun 27, 2011 00:10 IST
HT Correspondent

A record 417 challans were issued by the traffic police within six hours in Gurgaon for drunk driving on Saturday night. The drive, conducted at 24 locations on the city's busy roads that lead to or are close to pubs, restaurants and liquor vends, continued till 3am Sunday.

As many as 41 vehicles were impounded as traffic police teams spread out on roads such as the MG Road, Golf Course Road and Gurgaon Expressway.

"Special teams of traffic police and east district SHOs were formed and checking done at 24 points," said Alok Mittal, joint commissioner, Gurgaon.

"We have also decided to focus on enforcing lane discipline, especially on heavy vehicles during the night to prevent accidents."

Driving drunk is a serious problem facing the city, which has 618 places where liquor can be sold or served, or both.

If a driver is challaned three times, police recommend cancellation of the licence.

The Gurgaon Police have even suggested pubs to provide cab facility to customers. So far, only two or three places are providing the drop.