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Nagercoil: Patrolling has been intensified in important junctions, markets, bus stands, railway stations and near banks in view of the Deepavali rush, said the Superintendent of Police, Shanmughavel.
Addressing a meeting of police officers here on Wednesday, he directed them to take severe action against persons who drive vehicles in an inebriated condition on national, state and rural highways.
Similarly auto-rickshaw drivers should not carry more than the number of students permitted by the Government in their vehicles. Action would be initiated against the erring drivers.
The police have decided to install boards and hoardings to create awareness about traffic rules in more than 200 places in the district.
Awareness programme on traffic rules would be conducted in schools and colleges.
Police personnel would be posted near ATM centres and banks to prevent theft and adequate police personnel would be deployed in all important places through out the district.
Regarding the smuggling of rectified spirit, he said that the police came to know that a gang of eight persons was involved in the smuggling activity.
They would be brought under the law soon, said the Superintendent of police.
To prevent fire accidents due to the bursting of crackers, the Fire and Rescue Service personnel would be on special patrol for two days from Friday.
Fire and Rescue Service personnel in Nagercoil, Kanyakumari, Thuckalay, Colachel and Kuzuthurai distributed pamphlets to the public about usage of crackers safely to prevent any accident, said District Fire Officer, Francis Vas.
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