Thane: As many as 141 motorists and drivers were caught for violating traffic norms by driving drunk and paid deposit for the same, the total collection of which was around Rs 94,500 on Friday.
Thane traffic officials said that a special drive was undertaken on the occasion of gatari on Friday when many people are expected to drink before observing abstainance from alcohol after the beginning of the holy month of Shravan starts. The drive continued on Saturday night as well.

“We have stationed a team of six — one officer and five other traffic staff at 36 check points in 18 traffic units in the Thane police commissionerate area i.e. Bhiwandi, Thane, Mumbra, Kalwa, Diva , Dombivli, Kalyan, Ambernath and Badlapur. The officials were using breathalyzers to check the level of alcohol consumed by offenders. It was seen that most of the violators were youngsters, some of whom were seen riding triple seat,” said Anil Mangale, inspector, traffic department.

“We have already taken action against 141 drivers and riders in a single day and are expecting more to break the laws during the weekend before the month of Shravan starts. We have even collected a deposit of Rs 94,500 from some violators. Also, we have confiscated vehicles of motorists so that they cannot drive under the influence of alcohol. Those accompanied by a sober person were given back their vehicles. These violators will even have to go to court wherein it will be decided as to how much fine they will have to pay for breaking the law,” said Amit Kale, deputy commissioner of police, traffic.

We have stationed a team of six — one officer and five other traffic staff at 36 check points in 18 traffic units in the Thane police commissionerate area i.e. Bhiwandi, Thane, Mumbra, Kalwa, Diva , Dombivli, Kalyan, Ambernath and Badlapur. The officials were using breathalyzers to check the level of alcohol consumed by offenders. It was seen that most of the violators were youngsters, some of whom were seen riding triple seat

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