City Police has issued guidelines to the managements of starred hotels, clubs and pubs with regard to New Year celebrations on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1, 2018.
The managements of hotels, clubs and pubs, who are planning to conduct events/programs have to apply to the Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad for grant of permission. As per A.P Public Safety (Measures) Enforcement Act, 2013, the organiser will ensure that CCTV Cameras with recording facility is installed at all the entry and exit points of establishment. CCTV cameras will also be installed with recording facility at parking places. They should also provide adequate security guards inside the establishments.
Decency of apparel, decency of dance and decency of acts, gestures, words has to be ensured by the organizers. There should not be any obscenity and nudity in any performance. Sound levels should be maintained at 45 decibels and less. The organizers are warned not to allow any fire arms at the venue of event. The organizers should ensure that passes/tickets/coupons should not be given in excess, granted than the capacity leading to law & order problem. Special parking arrangement should be made for free flow of traffic. Minor should not be permitted in programs organized for couples and in Pubs and Bars.
Organizers of programs are strictly warned that any member making use of drugs or Narcotics and Psychotropic substances in the party and if managements fail in prevent it will be prosecuted as per law. Especially, the organizers should pay special attention at parking areas and other open places where drugs are clandestinely sold.
The organizers should appoint adequate number of security guards for taking care of systematic parking inside premises as well as to regulate Traffic in front of the entry and exit gates. They should not serve liquor beyond the hours permitted by Excise Department. Responsibility lies on the managements of Pubs/Bars to make necessary arrangements to provide Drivers/Cabs to the drunk customers to reach their destinations safely. There should not be any display of fireworks. Liability for any loss, damage, nuisance, life and property as a sequel to functioning of the establishment will rest with the applicant, the Police Commissioner stated.