Police Mitras to be deployed to put check on drunken revellers
Police Mitras, civilians who volunteer to act cops, will be deployed to put a check on drunken revellers during Christmas and New Year festivities at hotels, restaurants and pubs in upscale areas with
traffic police personnel and local police.
Around 600-700 Police Mitras may be deployed alongside traffic cops at strategic points to check drunken driving and assisting people, said a senior police officer.
“We will be looking at seeking help from Police Mitras but their participation will be voluntary. There
will not be any binding for them. We understand they have families and might want to enjoy festivities with them.
“Also, the work hours are quite odd since the drive will pick up around midnight and continue till late in the morning,” the officer said.
Besides deploying Police Mitras, the Delhi Traffic Police will also be cautioning party-goers with messages aired across FM radio stations.
These messages, that will also be published in newspapers, will be advising party-goers to opt for
cabs instead of driving themselves after they are drunk and not to endanger their lives, said special
commissioner of police (Traffic) Ajay Kashyap.
There will be adequate deployment of staff along with equipment outside popular restaurants, pubs and bars in the city and these arrangements will start from Christmas eve, he added.
Sources also said DCPs of different traffic ranges and senior officers are also holding coordination meetings with security agencies of pubs and bars, mall managers and pub owners asking them to keep a check on their customers and ensure that they don’t drink and drive.