Rules will be kept watch on the celebration of New Year, night curfew somewhere, and fireworks ban somewhere
The new strain of CoronaVirus has put the whole world in awe. There have been some cases of this in India as well. In view of which many state governments have taken restrictive steps. Apart from this, the Health Ministry has also issued new guidelines. These steps taken by the Center and the States are bound to have an impact on the New Year Celebration. In some cities, celebrations on New Year’s Eve have been banned completely and Section 144 has been imposed to prevent people from gathering at one place.
Corona virus (CoronaVirus), There will be no New Year Party this time in Mumbai. Night curfew has been imposed till 5 January 2021. People are not allowed to leave their homes from 11 am to 6 am. The Uddhav Thackeray government has appealed that children and elders should avoid attending the New Year celebrations. The government has not given any permission for religious or cultural rallies / programs. About 35,000 Mumbai Police personnel will patrol the city to maintain law and order. All restaurants and pubs etc. will be closed at exactly 11 am and strict action will be taken against those who do not do so. Although people are allowed to visit the Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Chowpatty, Juhu etc., they have to follow the rules of social distancing and masks. The government has made it clear that even on rooftops or boats etc. the party will not be organized.
Similarly, the celebration of the New Year will also be affected in the national capital. The police has issued a strict warning about the parties to be held on 31 December. On behalf of the police, it has been said that action will also be taken for parties to be held on Terrace without permission. Detailed guidelines in this regard will be issued today. However, the rules may differ in Delhi NCR (National Capital Region) such as Ghaziabad-Noida (UP), Faridabad-Gurgaon (Haryana). At the same time, the Noida district administration has said that no more than 100 persons will be allowed for the parties. In addition, all hotel, restaurant and club owners organizing parties and events in Gautam Budhnagar on 31 December must obtain permission from the District Magistrate or Commissioner of Police (CP) before doing so. According to Police Commissioner Alok Singh, it will be mandatory to make arrangements for thermal scanning, sanitization etc. at the venue. Also, strict action will be taken on violation of rules like masks and social distancing.
The Karnataka government has said that from 24 December to 11 January, curfew will remain from 11 am to 5 am. All restrictive and precautionary measures will be implemented to stop the spread of capital Bangalore, COVID. Gathering of more than four people in public places is prohibited. Although people can organize their individual party, public programs will not be allowed. It has been said by the government that regular activities will continue in hotels, malls, restaurants, clubs etc., but special arrangements like DJ, party, events, music shows etc. will not be allowed. Action will be taken on mobilization in hotels, restaurants. Instructions have been given to hotels to arrange advance booking with e-token.
The Cyberabad police has given strict instructions regarding the parties to be held on 31 December. Police has said that all parties can be held between 8 pm and 1 pm. Outer Ring Road (ORR) will be closed from 10 am to 5 am. However, there will be no action on the airport passengers. The administration has clearly stated that the organizer will be responsible for the violation of the rules and strict action will be taken against it. Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar has warned that no party should be organized without prior permission.
Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
There will be no party on 31st December night at restaurants, clubs, pubs, resorts, beach resorts, beaches etc. This restriction will be applicable throughout the state. However, there is no curfew in Tamil Nadu. Restaurants, pubs, clubs and resorts will remain open and normal activities will be conducted under COVID guidelines. No resort is allowed to host a party on Chennai’s East Coast Road (ECR) and Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR).
The Rajasthan government has imposed curfew on the night of 31 December in all cities with more than one lakh population. According to the order issued by the Home Department, there will be a curfew from 8 pm on 31 December to 8 am on 1 January. During this time no New Year Party will be held nor fireworks will be held. According to the order, all markets will be closed at 7 pm.
The Uttarakhand government has banned the organization of parties in new hotels, bars, restaurants etc. to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In an order issued by Dehradun District Magistrate Ashish Shrivastava, strict action will be taken against those who violate the rules. This ban will also have an impact in Dehradun, Mussoorie and Rishikesh, where a large number of tourists come to celebrate Christmas and New Year.
Kolkata (West Bengal)
Kolkata will also celebrate the New Year under the shadow of strict rules. In view of the ongoing protests against agricultural laws, the theme of public programs to be held on 31 December will be centered on the farmers’ movement. However, here too the guidelines issued by the Health Department will be followed. The administration has said that action will be taken on violation of the rules.