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Gurgaon cops rein in Romeos, strive to make city safer

The Gurgaon Police <g data-gr-id="35">have</g> initiated a drive to drive out all Romeos from the city and make it a safer place for women. A team, comprising 20 police personnel both men and women dressed in civil clothes, conducted the drive on MG Road and Cyber City from <g data-gr-id="33">11pm</g> to <g data-gr-id="34">2am</g> on Saturday and caught 79 miscreants. 

The police call the drive ‘Operation Romeo’. The miscreants, including 21 girls, were rounded up and taken in police custody.

The police carried out another drive on Friday to check errant <g data-gr-id="30">autorickshaw</g> drivers. About 180 autorickshaw drivers were fined for allegedly flouting rules and harassing passengers. The challans were mostly issued around IFFCO Chowk and Shankar Chowk. According to the police sources, 43 drivers were <g data-gr-id="31">challaned</g> for drunk driving.

“Road safety is our topmost priority and the Gurgaon Police will show no tolerance towards offenders. These initiatives are being taken up to check issues, which make the city unsafe,” said a senior police official. The police have decided to put check-posts at some vital stretches, including IFFCO Chowk, South City-II and in and around Cyber City.

Meanwhile, the Millennium City is gearing up for the next car-free day, which will be celebrated on September 29. The police plan to slap hefty fines on offenders, violating parking rules. The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has decided to put up signage on roads to demarcate separate lanes for autos and buses, to control traffic at prominent stretches.

The police have also asked autorickshaw drivers not to overcharge commuters on <g data-gr-id="39">car-free</g> day, saying that doing such a thing will be a punishable offence. After a meeting between senior traffic police officials and auto drivers’ union leaders, the drivers have been instructed not to board or de-board passengers in the middle of a road. 

President of the auto drivers’ union has been asked to be present on roads to see if the rules are being followed, a traffic police official told Millennium Post. Last Tuesday during the car-free day, cars were parked on roads linking DLF to Cyber City. The police have identified two more areas, where nearly 1,000 cars can be parked.
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