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Hyderabad bars to help tipplers reach home safe


Hyderabad: Bars and restaurants in the city will soon have breath analysers to help tipplers check alcohol levels in their blood. This apart, they will also provide cab services at a discount to help customers reach home safely.

The move comes in the wake of the Excise and Prohibition Department joining hands with the Mission Smart Ride Foundation to curb drunk driving and consequent accidents in the city.
As of now, two bars have come forward to provide the facility, which will allow customers to check alcohol levels — whether it is over the permitted levels (30mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood), apart from an arrangement with cab aggregator Ola Cabs, to book a cab at a 25 per cent discount.

According to excise officials, this would prevent tipplers from driving cars in a rash and negligent manner resulting in accidents.

MSR Foundation Corporate Social Responsibility head K Navjoth said customers exceeding the prescribed alocohol limits, would be helped by bar stewards in booking a cab. All that the customers have to do is to use the code — MSR150 – on the Ola app to book a cab after which they would get a message confirming the booking. “We have already put up posters in some bars-cum-restaurants about the facility. Shortly, we will cover all the bars across the city,” Navjoth said.

The foundation chalked out plans to train those working in bars, especially stewards, on this aspect. It has so far trained over 744 people working in bars.

The move comes after several instances of fatal accidents in the city, involving drunk drivers, especially youngsters. Recently, a family of four was mowed by a GHMC truck after the driver was found under the influence of alcohol at Trimulgherry. The case involving little Ramya, who was killed in a crash after a youngster rammed his car into their four-wheeler at Punjagutta, is still fresh in public memory.

Her grandfather and uncle too had died in the accident.

Source:  Telangana Today

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