Drunk Driving In Chennai On New Year's Eve May Harm Prospects Of Getting Passport

To ensure safe New Year celebrations, the city police today announced implementing a series of measures in the metropolis, including adopting more stringent measures to curb drunken driving.

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Drunk Driving In Chennai On New Year's Eve May Harm Prospects Of Getting Passport

5 people were killed in road accidents in Chennai in last year's New Year celebrations (Representational)

Chennai: 

Highlights

  1. City Police announces measures to ensure safe New Year celebrations
  2. Police will update violations in the Crime Records Bureau
  3. About 3,500 police personnel will be on security duty
Drunken driving during New Year celebrations in Chennai may harm one's prospects of getting a passport or visa as police will update such details in the Crime Records Bureau (CRB).

To ensure safe New Year celebrations, the city police today announced implementing a series of measures in the metropolis, including adopting more stringent measures to curb drunken driving.

This time, drunken driving will not only attract cancellation of driving licence, but the said details of the person who faced such action will also be updated in the CRB, police said.

"In the event of the details of those facing case of drunken driving being updated in the CRB, they might face difficulty in obtaining a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for police verification (for) passport verification, visa verification," they said.

Last year, during New Year celebrations, five persons were killed in Chennai during in different road accidents, police recalled.

This year, a number of security measures will be implemented.

About 3,500 police personnel will be on security duty even as about 100 places of religious worship were being given adequate protection, they said.

Mobile surveillance teams will be deployed for crime prevention, especially against women during the celebrations.

All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) will man the sea shore on Marina, Santhome, Besant Nagar and Neelankarai while police assistance centres will also be in place.

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