The Assam Police on Thursday said that it had collected Rs 4 crore as fines during its drive against traffic violators in the month of December.

Commission of Guwahati police, Harmeet Singh said that during the drive against violators, the police had collected fines of Rs 2.5 crore per month until the month of November.

He added, “But in December the police succeeded in collecting Rs 4 crores.”

He added that almost 22 thousand people were penalized for not wearing helmets in just 15-20 days.

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In the past week, the police also intercepted 600 persons for drunken driving.

All of their licences were suspended and they have been fined Rs 10000 each.

The traffic police said that to ensure that no accidents take place during the New Year, the police will be on strict vigil to track down drunk drivers in the city.

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Traffic police officials have said that they have taken a strategic plan to prevent accidents in the city and specifically during the new year.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has ordered the police department to ensure that no accidents take place during the New Year celebrations.

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