Unlike in the past state capital Kohima witnessed one of the most successful, peaceful and accident free this festive season so far this year.
Starting from the Hornbill Festival which started on December 1, there was no report of any major accident leading to the lost of lives in and around the state capital. Both Hornbill festival and Christmas went off peacefully so far this year.
Vehicular accident during the festive season starting from Hornbill Festival in the past witnessed as one of the most common season for vehicular accident often leading to the lost of life and spoiling the festivity. Most of the accidents during the festive seasons were caused by rash driving under the influence of alcohol.
Police personnel are the worst sufferer in such accident cases, as it forced them to be on their heel be it at dead night. A senior police officer jokingly commented that might be this year people had stopped drinking or the number might have reduced. However, he also thanked God for keeping the state capital accident free and said that the state capital perhaps was blessed this year.
He however said that the state police were still worried and keeping their finger crossed as the New Year celebration is still ahead which is also an occasion when vehicular accidents are very common. He however, expressed hope that God would continue to bless the state capital and keep it accident free even till the New Year.