As many as 455 people, 181 people in Noida, 224 in central Noida and 50 in Greater Noida, were booked in a day for drunken driving across Noida and Greater Noida in Gautam Buddh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh on June 15, police officials said. The action was taken on Tuesday (June 14) evening during an inspection in all three police zones – Noida, central Noida and Greater Noida – of the district, they said.
“As per the instructions of Police Commissioner Alok Singh, the DCPs of all zones, the additional DCPs, ACPs and police station in-charges carried out foot marches in their respective areas, inspecting busy areas like metro stations, malls, markets, and other crowded places, “a police spokesperson said.
During the process, vehicles and suspicious-looking people were also checked which led police officers penalizing 455 people who were found driving their cars or two-wheelers in inebriated condition in violation of road traffic rules, the spokesperson said.
In a similar campaign, police had penalized 155 people for drunken driving on Monday (June 13), according to the official. During patrolling, police officers also interacted with the general public and appealed to them to maintain peace and avoid rumors or provocative posts on social media in the wake of violent communal protests witnessed in parts of the state last week.
(With inputs from PTI)