Over 1,500 cases of drunken driving registered in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Police have registered over 1,500 cases of drunken driving under the three Commissionerate limits here, even as the New Year celebrations in the city passed off without any untoward incident.

Hyderabad City Traffic Police held a special drive to curb drunken driving, rash and negligent driving, overspeeding, triple seat riding on two-wheelers and booked 927 persons, including a woman for drunken driving, a release issued by the Hyderabad Police said.

Traffic officials of Cyberabad Police Commissionerate registered 400 drunken driving cases at 17 checkposts, while traffic enforcement under Rachakonda Police Commissionerate booked 237 in a similar case.

Police had made elaborate arrangements for maintaining security and law and order during New Year celebrations.

The entire 15,000 strong police force of Hyderabad City Police supported by the RAF and Telangana State Special Police had been deployed ahead for the New Year celebrations. 100 SHE teams were also posted in the city throughout the night to take care of women safety, the release said.

Armed Interceptor Teams were deployed in all sensitive areas in Hyderabad City to prevent any incidents of violence.

A fine of Rs 4.03 lakh was collected for drunken driving and other traffic violations, the release added.