Haryana Police tighten security, warn against drunken driving



Haryana Police have made elaborate security and traffic arrangements in view of the New Year celebrations across the state.

Additional Director General of Police Navdeep Singh Virk on Monday said extra force would be deployed for foot patrolling, mobile patrolling and at crowded locations like shopping malls and pubs on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1.

He said all the Commissioners of police and district Superintendents of Police have been instructed to ensure added arrangements for crowd and traffic management in their areas.

The police will be deployed in all public places and roads without causing hindrance to the festivities. Special focus would be given to the safety of women and children, he added.

The ADGP warned the citizens against driving under the influence of alcohol during the New Year celebrations and added that strict action will be taken against offenders.

Meanwhile, Gurugram police on Monday also issued a traffic advisory, saying that motorists should not park their vehicles on the roads.

"Parking on the roads will be strictly prohibited and vehicles parked on the roads will be towed away by Gurugram Traffic Police," said DCP Traffic, Himanshu Garg, adding that 4,000 policemen are being deployed at various points in uniform as well as civilian clothes to keep a tab on suspicious-looking persons and potential troublemakers.

"Commuters are also advised to park their vehicles at the designated parking lots only," Garg said.

The advisory said the police will be deployed at various locations to check drunken driving.

"The penalty for drunken driving as per amended Motor Vehicle Act is Rs 10,000 and the driving license is liable to be suspended for 3 months. Commuters are advised not to drive vehicles in an intoxicated state for their own safety," Garg said.

Commuters coming from Signature Tower to Sector-29 market are requested to follow the yellow line, take a left from Lemon Tree hotel and go straight towards the parking area, read the traffic advisory.

Commuters coming from MG Road are requested to follow the green line, take a right after Iffco Chowk metro station and go straight towards the parking area, it added.IANS