- Only one woman detained across the State-wide special drive
Hyderabad: Across the state, IT Corridor and Madhapur in Cyberabad jurisdiction topped in the drunk driving case on NewYear. As many as 3,148 Drunken Drive (DD) cases were booked on New Year eve across Telangana state. Among the revelers caught were one female, nine senior citizens and nine minors, who were caught during special drive launched by Telangana State traffic police. The drive was intended to curb drunken driving and to prevent road accidents.
The special drive was conducted from Tuesday 10pm to Wednesday 8am. The traffic police used speed radars and vehicle-mounted cameras to keep a close eye on violators and also imposed restrictions on traffic movement.
The maximum offences were reported in the twin cities with 951 cases booked followed by Cyberabad (873) and Rachakonda (281).
It was 152 in Nalgonda district; Karimnagar (148); Warangal district (116) , Siddipet (99); Jagtial (71) while 65 DD cases were booked in Nizamabad district.
Minors, senior citizens among offenders
In the twin cities, the maximum number of cases were booked in Madhapur police station limits with 192, followed by Kukatpally area (134), Cyberabad traffic cell limits (124) and 114 in Tolichowki police station limits.
Of the total 3,148 violators, nine were minors; 1,039 were in the 18-25 years age-group; 838 (26-30 years); 492 (31-35 years); 376 (36-40 years); 299 (41-50); 86 (51-69) and nine violators were over 60 years old.
Of them, 1,814 violators were booked with blood alcohol content (BAC) level of 30-100; 1,059 under 102-200 BAC level; 204 under 201-300 and 71 violators with more than 301 BAC level. Flyovers and ORRs were closed from 11 pm to 5 am to curb road accidents. Only people heading to Shamshabad airport were permitted and that too after showing the flight ticket.
Cyberabad DCP, Traffic Mr Vijay Kumar told Newsmeter, "Though wide publicity was given requesting public to not to resort to this dangerous activity, it was disappointing to see that lot of highly educated and employees of reputed organisations were also found violating this traffic rule. Those booked will have to attend mandatory counselling along with their family members at Traffic Training Institute, Madhapur and then they shall attend the Court for final disposal of the case. They would face a penalty of upto Rs. 10,000 and/or imprisonment along with Community service as punishment".
Cyberabad traffic police has urged citizens to respect traffic rules to be safe on roads. The drive against drunk driving will continue throughout 2020 also and strict action will be taken against the repeat offenders, says DCP Vijay Kumar