The Mumbai Traffic Police on Tuesday conducted a massive drive against people driving their vehicles after consuming alcohol across the city starting from the evening of December 31 till around 6 am on January 1, 2020. In the time the drive was conducted, a total of 778 persons were found to be driving their vehicles in a drunken state.
During the drive conducted at 34 major traffic junctions, check posts and toll posts in the Eastern, Western, Central and South Mumbai, 778 persons were found to be driving their vehicles under the influence of alcohol beyond the permissible limits. Surprise checks were also conducted on the arterial roads and lanes across the city.
The number of drunken driving cases this New Year's Eve as compared to the last year's has seen a rise of around 79 per cent. In 2018, 578 people riding two-wheelers and 200 driving four-wheelers were fined by traffic police officials for drunk driving.