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Over 19,000 traffic violations recorded in last two years

New Delhi: December 31 is that day of the year when people celebrate the arrival of the New Year, dance and party all night, and break a few rules on the way, with data showing that over 19,000 challans have been issued in the last two years.
Delhi Police data accessed by Millennium Post showed that on December 31, 2015, as many as 6,486 challans were issued across the city for violation of traffic norms, while New Year's Eve 2016, the number of traffic violation more than doubled to 13,260.
Number of challans for drunken barely saw a change. In 2015, 887 people were fined for drunken driving, while in 2016 it was 889. 2015 also saw 335 prosecutions for over-speeding. The number was 78 in 2016.
For dangerous driving, over 400 challans were issued on December 31, 2015, while the number was 492 the next year.
A massive difference was seen in challans for helmetless riding of two-wheelers between 2015 and 2016. In 2015, the number was 730, which increased to 4,022 in 2016.
As many as 789 challans were issued on December 31, 2016, for wrong carriageway, an offence which was committed by a mere 148 persons in 2015.
Over 2,000 policemen were deployed over these two years on the streets of Delhi to check traffic violation, with 11 interceptors and over 149 alcometers being used.
The national Capital has been put under a tight security blanket, this time to ensure a safe New Year celebrations.
Cops are keeping vigil on crowded places, markets, bus stands, railway stations and other locations in the city to avoid untoward incidents.
Police check-posts and border posts have been asked to do stringent checking of vehicles entering and exiting the city.
Sources in Delhi Police said that all partying hubs were being surveilled to ensure that roads are safe for commuters. Cops have also identified places where joint checking by district as well as traffic police would take place.
Safety of women will be another priority, as city police personnel will be deployed in plain clothes to nab anti-social elements and harassers.
Defence Colony, Bhishma Pitamah Marg, Lodhi Road, August Kranti Marg, Shivalik Main road are some of the places which will see heavy police deployment for New Year's Eve.
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