Cyberabad: ORR, PVNR other roads closed, strict drunk drive checkposts on NYE

The Nehru Outer Ring Road (ORR) would be closed for light motor vehicles except the vehicles bound towards the Airport from 10 pm to 5 am

Rachakonda Police Commissionerate

Rachakonda Police Commissionerate

HYDERABAD: In view of the New Year celebrations on December 31 2022, certain restrictions and guidelines were issued in public interest by the Cyberabad Traffic Police.

Following is the list:

1. Closure of certain roads:

-The Nehru Outer Ring Road (ORR) would be closed for light motor vehicles except the vehicles bound towards the Airport from 10 pm to 5 am.

-The PVNR Express Way would be closed for vehicles except for the vehicles bound towards the Airport from 10 pm to 5am.

The following flyovers would be closed for all vehicular and pedestrian movement from 11pm to 5am:

1. Shilpa Layout flyover, 2. Gachibowli flyover, 3. Bio-diversity flyovers 1 and 2, 4. Shaikpet flyover, 5. Mind space flyover, 6. Road No.45 flyover and Durgam Cheruvu Cable Bridge, 7. Cyber tower flyover, 8. Forum Mall-JNTU Flyover, 9. Khaithlapur Flyover, 10. Babu Jagjivan Ram flyover (Balanagar).

Public are requested to make their travel plans accordingly and cooperate with the Traffic Police on duty.

2. Cabs/taxi/auto rickshaw operators (contract carriages):

-The drivers/operators of cabs/taxi/auto rickshaws shall be in proper uniform and carry all their documents.

-Shall NOT refuse rides on hire to any public. It is a violation of Section 178 of Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. Penalty of Rs. 500/- would be imposed in the form of e-challan on such refusal to ply. Public may send such complaints to us on WhatsApp 9490617346 with details of vehicle, time, place etc.

-Shall not misbehave with the public or demand excess fares.

3. Certain establishments:

-Any bar / pub / club etc., knowingly or negligently allowing their customers / associates to drive under the influence of alcohol after consuming alcohol in their premises would be dealt strictly as per law and the concerned management would be prosecuted for abetting the crime.

-They shall strictly educate their customers / associates on consequences of drunk driving and also shall make alternative arrangements for travel. They shall stop drunk persons from driving a vehicle from their premises.

4. General Public:

-Extensive checks for Drunk Driving would be held across all the roads in Cyberabad limits.

-The vehicles would be taken for temporary safe custody on non-production of documents.

-It is the duty of the vehicle drivers to Stop and show the documents and also obey the instructions of Traffic Police on public roads as per law. Any obstruction to the duties of Traffic Police may lead to action as per law.

-Minor driving or driving without a valid Driving License would lead to detention of the vehicle and the owner and driver both would be prosecuted in the court of law.

-On such seizure of the vehicles, the citizens shall have to make their own arrangements for further travel.

-Usage of high-decibel sound/music systems in the vehicles is prohibited and vehicles would be detained and sent to RTO for further action.

-Driving of vehicles without number plates would also lead to detention of vehicles and such vehicles would also be sent to RTO.

-Overcrowding in vehicles/travelling on the top of vehicles/creating nuisance in public places would also lead to strict action as per law.

-Traffic Police would be booking appropriate cases against rash driving, over speeding, excessive honking, dangerous driving, triple/multiple riding, etc.

-Public shall exercise caution, self-responsibility while driving on public roads and travel safely.

5. Consequences of Drunk Driving (DD):

-The DD would be booked against each one of the drunk drivers and all of them would be sent to Court in due time.

-A penalty of Rs. 10, 000 and/or imprisonment of up to six months for the first offence and a penalty of Rs. 15,000 and/or imprisonment of up to two years for a second or subsequent offence.

-Also, all their driving licences would be seized and sent to concerned RTOs for suspension as per section 19 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.

-For the first offence, the DL would be suspended for 3 months and for second and subsequent offences, the DL would be revoked permanently making the person ineligible to drive in India.

-Further, if any person commits a road accident and causes death of anybody by driving under the influence of alcohol, a criminal case would be booked U/s 304 part-II of IPC (Culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and arrested and sent to jail.

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