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In a single day, 45 people held for causing ruckus after getting drunk

Gurugram: The Gurugram police in a single day detained 45 people for being drunk and causing a ruckus on the streets. After repeated complaints, law enforcement officials have begun a special campaign against open drinking on the city streets.

In February 2017, the Haryana government had brought a law of not allowing open drinking in public areas. Besides taking punitive action on the people who drink at the public places, the Haryana Government will also act against people who consume alcohol in their vehicles.

According to city residents, the move if implemented well can prove to be useful in reducing incidents of accidents, rash driving and crimes in the city.

Most of the residents in the city also highlighted how a lack of action by the Government in the past has resulted in mushrooming of a large number of unlicensed wine and beer shops in the city. Most of these shops in the recent past have come up around the residential colonies.

"There is a wine and beer shop just outside our office complex. Most of the people come here with their friends, park their vehicles in the wrong places and start consuming alcohol in the vehicle. They play loud music and create a ruckus. There is also a metro station close by and most of the women also travel through this area in the night. Imagine the kind of insecurity which these women face daily," said Kanika Rawat who works for a multinational company in Global Business Park.

"Along the border of Delhi, the Gurugram Traffic Police has put barricades where they check people for drunken driving. But, just a few kilometres from the place there are around 5 wine and beer shops functioning in continuation and there is just no police presence in that area," added Rawat.

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