Guwahati: The Guwahati Police on Friday said that 48 Drunk and Driving cases were registered on Uruka night.
However, Guwahati on Uruka night responded positively to the Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma's vision for road safety as the city witnessed accident-free Uruka night.
Interestingly, there were a couple of cases of drunk and driving, driving without helmet and seat belt. Of these, police nabbed 48 for drunk and driving, while driving with helmet and seat belt tallies stood to 58 and 22.
In Total there were 596 violations while on the other hand police collected a fine worth Rs 11.52 lakhs, however, according to Guwahati Police, no accidents were reported last night.
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter on Friday, Guwahati Police confirmed the same and tweeted, '' Guwahati responded positively to the Hon' CM @himantabiswa's vision for road safety & we had an accident free Uruka last night.
We were out there, but very few violated the rules. Drunk Driving - 48, No Helmet - 58, No Seat belt - 22. Violations - 596 and Fines - ₹11.52 lakhs''.
Notably, Guwahati had also achieved the distinction of registering not even a single accident on New Year's eve, a development which has come after Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma appealed to the public for restraint and issued instructions to the administration to take appropriate action to prevent mishaps which used to occur routinely as a result of revelry to mark New Year's Eve.
This information was shared with the media by Partha Sarathi Mahanta, Joint Commissioner of Police, Guwahati.
The police had set up checkpoints at 55 areas of the city on Friday and detected 115 cases of drunken driving, which is negligible for the occasion, he said. He further revealed that a total of 52 vehicles were seized from drunk drivers and 63 driving licences were suspended.
However, 47 persons were intercepted for drunk driving and imposed a fine of Rs 10,000, and suspended their licenses. So far, 646 persons have been booked for drunk driving.