Delhi Police deploys special team for Holi
New Delhi: Delhi Police on Monday issued a statement outlining major preparations being undertaken for the day of Holi, which is to be celebrated on March 21 this year.
The statement said that Traffic Police in the Capital city is making elaborate traffic arrangements in order to ensure the safety of motorists on the day.
Usually, the Police Control Room (PCR) calls increase substantially ahead of Holi. This year, the police have geared up to identify vulnerable spots and will heighten the security arrangements there ahead of the festival of colour.
Police said that traffic violations such as drink-driving, speeding, triple riding, red light jumping, riding without helmets and similar kinds of violations will be especially noted by several Special Traffic Police teams to deploy across the
In addition, cases of minors caught driving, reckless driving, and performing stunts on the roads will also have consequences.
According to the police, plans are afoot to deploy "special checking units" with alcometers at major intersections and vulnerable points to detect and prosecute cases of drink-driving.
The law enforcement body has also planned to make arrangements for the special traffic police teams to constitute interceptors as well as local police teams and Police Control Room teams.
The agency has also said that in accordance with direction from the Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety, police teams will be within their power to seize and suspend licenses of drivers/riders for a minimum of three months in cases of drink-driving, red light jumping, using phones while driving, reckless driving, and speeding.
The police added that in cases of minors caught driving, the license of the registered owner of the vehicle may also be seized and suspended.
Joint Commissioner (Traffic), K Jegadesan said, "We appeal to all motorists to avoid traffic violations, especially drink-driving. Also, parents should not allow minors to drive their vehicles. All motorists are advised to obey traffic rules and regulations issued by the police for their safety and the safety of other road users."