Bhubaneswar, Nov 2: A whopping Rs 90, 22,700 lakh was collected from 13,791 for smoking, drinking in public places, drunken driving and other traffic violations in October by the Commissionerate Police under its ‘Safe City Drive’ in Bhubaneswar.
The police penalized 668 people for smoking in public places and collected Rs 72, 100 fine.
Similarly, as many as 3,048 persons were penalised Rs 15, 30, 500 for drinking in public places. Rs 5, 18, 500 was collected from 628 persons for illegal parking and 7403 persons were fined Rs 67,95, 400 for other violations under the Motor Vehicles Act.
Besides, liquor around 1057.39 litre was also seized and 34 persons were arrested in excise-related cases.
As many as 117 anti-socials were also arrested for committing various offences including extortion in October.
The Commissionerate Police will intensify checking and blocking further ahead of Diwali celebration. A strict vigil has been kept on drinking on public places.