HYDERABAD : The Hyderabad police have taken a decision to close flyovers along with Nehru Outer Ring Road (ORR) from December 31, 11 pm to 5 am, to curb road accidents keeping in view the new year celebrations in the city.
According to the reports, the police of three commissionerates in the Greater Hyderabad had taken this step as a preventive action to avoid any road accidents and crimes. However, police will allow people heading to Shamshabad airport if they have travel tickets.
Added to that, special drunken-drive checks will be conducted at various places of the city starting from the 31st night. If anyone is caught driving under the influence of alcohol, will be fined up to Rs 10,000 and their driving license will be canceled for six months. They might be also be subjected to imprisonment.
The city police have also restricted the timings of new year events to be closed by 1 am of January 1. The events have permission only from 8 pm to 1 am.