With over 35,000 cases on drunken driving recorded this year till November, the Bengaluru Traffic Police roped in Sandalwood actor Yash to appeal to motorist to avoid drunken driving during New Year celebrations. The department will also close vehicle movement on popular roads and junctions from 8 am and close flyovers for safety on December 31.
With just three days left for the New Year, the Bengaluru Traffic Police has roped in Sandalwood's Rocking Star Yash to campaign for road safety and appeal to the motorists not to drink and drive.
According to Bengaluru Traffic Police, this year 37,654 cases of drunken driving has been recorded till November. In 2018, the department witnessed 53,095 cases.
To ensure the New Year remains safe, the police have sent out a circular.
According to police department, on MG Road (from Jewel de Paragon Junction to Trinity Circle), Residency Road, Brigade Road (up to Old Ashok Nagar PS Jn), Church Street, Museum Road, Rest House Road (from Cauvery Arts and Crafts Junction to Dickenson Junction), no vehicle will be allowed to ply between 8 pm on December 31 to 2 am on January 1st. Vehicles parked on any of the above mentioned roads will be immediately towed away after 4 pm and a fine will be levied on the owner. Such vehicles will be released only later.
This apart, the flyovers will be closed on December 31 night as in the past many motorists have lost their life after falling from the flyover due to drunken driving.
To avoid such incidents, the department will close the movement of vehicles on 18 flyovers.
Last Updated 28, Dec 2019, 5:54 PM IST