Bhubaneswar: One has to bid goodbye to the driving licence, the driver is drunk. In a bid to ensure that tipplers stay away from the driving seat, the Odisha government directed the regional transport officers (RTOs) to suspend driving licences of vehicle users forwarded by the police.
As per the order following the directive by the Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety, the DLs against the drunken driving cases detected by the RTOs and forwarded by police will be suspended.
Office of Transport Commissioner informed about the development.
“The Supreme Court Committee has directed for 100% suspension of the DLs against the cases detected which are liable for suspension. In this regard, time to time directions have been issued from this office for 100% suspension of the DLs in the SARATHI Database against the cases detected,” the notification read.