Hyderabad: No obscenity, no nudity, no firearms and no minors, these are clear guidelines the city police have laid out clearly for organisers and participants.
The City police Commissioner Anjani Kumar on Thursday said that no obscenity and nudity will be allowed in any performances during 2020 New Year celebrations starting on the night of December 31.
As per the guidelines issued to three star and above hotels, the managements of clubs and pubs should ensure appropriate apparel, dances, acts, gestures, and words. The sound levels at celebrations must also stay below 45 decibels.
The Commissioner asked organizers to not allow any firearms at the venue and that an excess of complimentary passes, tickets, and coupons shouldn’t be distributed. Special parking arrangements should be made for the free flow of traffic while ensuring order inside the venue.
In pubs and bars, no minors – only adults and couples are to be permitted. The Commissioner also warned of action according to the law if managements don’t prevent narcotics and psychotropic substances.
Special focus is to be laid on parking areas and other places where drugs are sold clandestinely.
The police wants a deployment of an adequate number of security guards to take care of systematic parking inside the premises along with traffic regulation.
Liquor should also be served during hours set by the Prohibition and Excise department. “It is the responsibility of the management at pubs and bars to help provide drivers and cabs for customers who are inebriated so they reach their destinations safely,” said Anjani Kumar.
Besides parking places, the managements were told to install surveillance cameras with recording facilities at the entry and exit points too.
Police list the do’s and don’ts
The Hyderabad City Police listed the do’s and don’ts for celebrations commencing on New Year’s Eve as most star hotels, resorts, and farmhouses come under the limits of Hyderabad City Police.
The Hyderabad City Police Commissioner mentioned that celebrations must be organized between 8 pm and 1 am as no establishment is allow to operate beyond 1 am on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1, 2020.
According to Anjani Kumar, admission is only allowed through invitation while general public will be off limits.
The maximum number of people allowed into the venue must be declared by the organizer while securing permission to organize the event.
Only couples and their acquaintances who register to attend celebrations will be permitted to enter the venue. Unless approved by the Commissioner, posters and hoardings cannot be displayed at public places.
DJs and participants will not be allowed to indulge in drunkenness or any misbehavior. Such transgressions will be promptly dealt with.
Police to punish drunken behaviour
Hyderabad City Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar said massive vehicle checking would be carried out in the city and other highways to punish those driving in an inebriated condition and violating prescribed speed limits. All city flyovers will be closed from 11 pm to 5 am for the general public.
Drunk driving offences will be dealt with seriously by being booked under the section of 185 (A) M.V Act, of IPC. The limit is 30 mg/100 ml of blood or 30 micrograms/100 ml of blood. All drivers will be examined and recorded by a breath analyzer.
If anyone possesses a Blood Alcohol Concentration of more than the aforementioned amount, their vehicle will be seized. They will then have to report to the nearest area police station where a charge sheet will be filed. T They will be produced before the magistrate on the following day.
According to the law, the punishment for drunk driving will entail a Rs. 10,000 penalty, six months in jail, and suspension of a driving licence for three months or above.
The city police initiative a concept of “designated driver for a day” who can safely home co-passengers home. The designated driver is one who hasn’t drank beyond the aforementioned limit. This concept has to be customers and displayed at prominent places for their safety.
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