Motorist found driving vehicle in inebriated condition will be arrested immediately

The Coimbatore City Police would deploy over 1,000 police personnel on streets to ensure that everybody in the city has a safe New Year. The police said that they would draw their strength from the Armed Reserve and post them at places where people congregate.

The City Traffic Police have identified and would post pickets at Gandhipuram Signal, Park Gate, J.M. Bakery Junction, Anna Statue Junction, Lakshmi Mills Junction, Race Course, Railway Junction, BPL Corner, Women’s Polytechnic, Singanallur, SIHS Colony, SITRA, Vilankurichi, Radhakrishna Mill Junction, SNR College Junction, Sungam, Ramanathapuram, Puliakulam, Moore Market, G.P. Signal, Power House, Kerala Club and VOC Park in the East Zone. In the East Zone, Big Bazaar Street, Avinashi Road Flyover, Good Shed Street, Town Hall, Oppanakara Street, Ukkadam, Karumbukkadai, Athupalam, Sundarapuram, Lala Corner, Sukhrawarpet, Thadagam Road, D.B. Road, Gandhi Park, Lawley Road, Chinthamani and Brooke Field in the West Zone would come under police surveillance.

The police would also post pickets near churches and a few temples.

Any motorist found driving/riding vehicle in an inebriated condition would be immediately arrested. The police would not take drunken driving and eve-teasing lightly. Women could get in touch with the police control room by dialling 100.

Two Assistant Commissioners of Police in traffic sections, reserve inspectors, 15 sub inspectors and men and women from the constabulary would be on the field. Hotels or clubs that conduct New Year revelries should not extend the celebration beyond 12.30 a.m. The police would take a serious view of any violation. Likewise, organisers of New Year parties should not host vulgar/obscene dances or programmes. The police would initiate action against such persons, the police warned.

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