Celebrate Your New Year By Pursuing These Rules In Your State

The celebrations of New Year have taken a hit because of the Covid – 19 pandemic and its new mutant strain that was recently reported in the United Kingdom (UK) in December. Till today, 25 Indians, who have recently returned from the UK, were found to be infected with the new virus. The Central Government of India is taking strict and safety measures, followed by various state governments that have imposed precautions and guidelines to prevent large gatherings as part of their strategy. This way they’ll be able to trace and treat passengers who have returned from the UK in recent days and their contacts. 

New Year’s Eve celebrations are going to be less enjoyable in many cities as authorities have forbidden New Year parties and imposed night curfew at the place where necessary together with implementing Section 144 to prevent huge crowds. 

Delhi – NCR

Delhi Disaster Management Authority has forced a night curfew in Delhi where they have prevented the group of more than five people at a public place. The new year celebrations, gatherings at public places are banned from 11 pm on 31st December to 6 am on 1st January and 11 pm on 1 January to 6 am on 2nd January. The Delhi Police have strictly also warned Delhiites and residents against any public events or terrace parties on New Year’s Eve. If they find any celebrations taking place without their permission then the organizer will have to face a heavy penalty.

Maharashtra – Mumbai

New Year party in Mumbai will go flat like other states in India as this time the government has imposed a night curfew from 11 pm to 6 am (31st December – 1st January) up to 5th January 2021. The Uddhav Thackeray government has appealed to the public to abide by the rules and guidelines ensuring their safety. More than 33,000 Mumbai Police officials will be keeping a watch on the law and order situation in Maximum City. All public places will have night curfew restrictions and will have to down their shutters by 11 pm sharp. Strict actions will be taken against them if they fail to obey the rules. Section 144 to remain imposed prohibiting the gathering of five or more people. No parties allowed in restaurants, pubs, bars, beaches, rooftops & boats.

Karnataka – Bengaluru

The Karnataka government has banned parties, and special events at clubs, pubs, restaurants, and other places. Bengaluru City Police have issued guidelines for New Year celebrations due to the COVID-19 situation. If we talk about the restaurants, only booking with e-tokens is allowed. Bengaluru Police Commissioner issues prohibitory orders from 7 pm on 31st December to 6 am on 1st January. Gathering of five or more people is prohibited to visit and party in a public place.

Telangana – Hyderabad

The city police have instructed that all new year events should be organized between 8 pm on December 31 to 1 am on January 1. 

Police have warned all star hotels, resorts, and farmhouses of strict action if any violation is reported. 

West Bengal – Kolkata

The Kolkata authorities have issued similar rules alike other states. New Year’s Eve celebrations will be followed according to the Centre‚Äôs Standard COVID-19 safety protocols. Although Kolkata is going to hold a public function related to the anti-Agri Law protest, a close eye on the violators of the COVID-19 protocols during the celebration.

Uttarakhand – Dehradun

The Uttarakhand govt has banned group celebrations like parties at hotels, restaurants, and other public places on New Year’s Eve in order to prevent the spread of Covid – 19. Any violation of the ban will be punishable under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the Epidemic Diseases Act and other relevant sections of the IPC said an order issued by Dehradun District Magistrate Ashish Shrivastava. The ban will take place in Dehradun, Mussoorie, and Rishikesh respectively.

Rajasthan – Jaipur

The Rajasthan government has imposed a night curfew on December 31. The restrictions will remain in place from 8 pm on December 31 to 6 am on January 1, according to an order issued by the Home Department. 

Punjab – Chandigarh

Night curfew will take place in Punjab. The Amarinder Singh government has decided to lift it from January 1 and advised the public to follow Covid – 19 appropriate behavior.