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Uber partners with Mumbai police to install breathalyzers outside nightclubs

App-based cab aggregator Uber has partnered with the Mumbai traffic police to curb drunk driving by installing ‘Uber breathalysers’ at bars and pubs in the city.

One will be able check the alcohol content in their blood, and if its above the prescribed limit, book an Uber home.

“We’re excited to launch the first Breathalyser in partnership with the Mumbai Traffic Police. Through this campaign, we aim to build awareness against drunk-driving and give people a convenient and reliable ride back home,” Shailesh Sawlani, GM, Uber Mumbai said.

These breathalysers are also called ‘Alco Booth’, and are manufactured by a private firm called Subtronics India Pvt. Ltd. The Alco Booth was launched by Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis earlier this year as a part of Road Safety Week 2016.

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