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Pubs told to drop drunk guests home

The next time you feel too drunk to drive back home, ask the pub management to provide you a drop back home.

india Updated: Jun 04, 2011 00:46 IST
Sunil Thapliyal
Sunil Thapliyal
Hindustan Times

The next time you feel too drunk to drive back home, ask the pub management to provide you a drop back home.

In a bid to curb accidents due to drunken driving, the Gurgaon traffic police have asked around 50 pubs, bars and restaurant owners to provide cabs for customers.

The outlets have also been asked to put up an advisory on dangers of drunken driving at entry and exit points.

“We have sent the advisory to several pubs and bars, especially those on MG Road. This will help make people aware about the dangers of drinking and driving,” said Bharti Arora, DCP (traffic) Gurgaon.

To avoid chaos outside the restaurants, the police have asked owners to manage parking of vehicles and arrange transport to drop people who have consumed alcohol beyond limit, said Arora.

“A number of incidents have come to our knowledge where people leaving pubs or bars are involved in accidents. We have taken serious note of this issue and have asked bar owners to come forward to solve this problem. This year, around 125 people have died in the city due to drunken driving,” said Arora.

Meanwhile, pubs, bars and restaurants have also taken this advisory positively.

“This is a good step by the Gurgaon police but we have not received any advisory yet. We are already proving transport to our customers if they need it, or we feel that they need it,” said Mrityunjay Tiwari, general manager of Mozo bar in Gurgaon.

He added, “We also want our customers to be safe as human life is more important than business. We will support the police if they ask us to take these steps for the safety of people.”

First Published: Jun 04, 2011 00:43 IST

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