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Traffic police deploy special teams in national capital ahead of Holi

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Delhi Police on Monday said that special checking teams with alcometers have been deployed at major intersections and vulnerable points to detect and prosecute traffic violations during Holi celebrations on March 21.

In a statement, the police said: "Delhi Traffic Police have made elaborate traffic arrangements to ensure safety of motorists on roads and check the incidents of drunken driving, over-speeding, reckless driving, zig-zag driving, dangerous driving, red light jumping, triple riding, minor driving, driving, riding without helmet, performing stunts on two-wheelers and other traffic violations."

Holi, also known as the festival of colours, is celebrated across India to mark the end of winter season and beginning of spring. This year the festival will be celebrated on March 21.

Furthermore, "special traffic police checking teams with interceptors along with PCR and local police will be stationed on various roads and strategic locations and intersections all over Delhi to check drunken driving, Red Light jumping and other traffic violations. Interceptors will be deployed at various vulnerable roads to check incidences of over-speeding."

"Delhi Traffic Police appeal to all motorists to avoid traffic violations, especially drunken driving. Parents should not allow their minors to drive vehicles. All motorists are advised to obey traffic rules and regulations and follow the directions of the traffic policemen on duty for their safety as well as the safety of other road users," the statement said.

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First Published: Mon, March 18 2019. 22:23 IST