No road mishaps on New Year’s Eve in Assam: CM Himanta Biswa Sarma | Guwahati News – Times of India

GUWAHATI: The New Year’s Eve in Assam passed off without witnessing a single road mishap as a result of a clampdown by state police, district administrations, transport and excise departments on rash and drunk driving.
Between December 31, 2020 and January 1, 2021 there were as many as 69 accidents reported in the state in which 29 people had lost their lives.
More than 6,800 accidents took place in the state last year, in which over 2,800 people lost their lives.
Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who himself took to the streets of Guwahati and stayed till early Saturday morning to boost the morale of the policemen on duty said, “There were no road accidents in the state last night. In some states because of night curfew there might have been zero or less road mishaps on the New Year’s eve but not in Assam as there was no curfew. Last night, I was there and saw plenty of cars on the roads. But there were no cases of rash or drunk driving.”
He said that at several locations in the city he came across a large number of senior citizens driving with their families post-midnight and enjoying themselves. “They felt safe in the absence of bikers driving rashly,” he added.