Raipur, Dec 30 (PTI) The police in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur are using catchy social media posts and videos to caution people against drunk driving during the new year celebrations on Saturday.
Posts on the Raipur police’s social media handles, including Twitter and Facebook, in the last couple of days, have gone viral.
Police posted a warning in Hindi that motorists who speed on roads would be subject to arrest.
“Creative flyers and videos are being issued by the Raipur police from time to time to make people aware about traffic safety rules. It attracts attention of the general public,” Raipur senior superintendent of police Prashant Agrawal told PTI.
Ahead of New Year’s Eve, similar messages were conveyed through videos and posts on social media, he said.
Four teenagers are seen in one video drinking alcohol in their car despite having been warned by the police that they had bought liquor. They later get into an accident.
The Raipur SSP can be seen at the end of each video urging people to not drive intoxicated.
To ensure peaceful celebrations of the new year, police made extensive security arrangements in the capital.
“Adequate number of police personnel has been deployed across Raipur in view of new year parties and gatherings at various places. Patrolling teams from each police station along with Dial 112 emergency service will keep a close vigil in their respective areas,” an official said.
The state’s housing and environment department has issued guidelines permitting the use of loudspeakers from 10 am to 12 midnight on New Year’s Eve and January 1, a public relations officer here said.
He added that all police district collectors and officers in charge of police enforcement have been directed to implement strict guidelines to reduce noise pollution. PTI TKP ARU ARU
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