On Monday, December 26, the district administration of Dakshina Kannada and the city police department jointly released a statement outlining New Year’s celebration standards to preserve peace and order. The statement was presided over by deputy commissioner Ravikumar.
On December 31, only clubs, taverns, hotels, and restaurants with a valid licence may remain open until 2:30 a.m. After 10 p.m., loudspeakers are not permitted under a Supreme Court order. Owners of bars, hotels, clubs, malls, and restaurants must obtain the police department’s authorization in advance. All planned events must end on schedule, and rules must not be broken.
Before holding any special events or programmes, the organisers must obtain authorization from the local police and administration. Religious events are not subject to any limitations. Religious programme planners are required to abide by the rules.
Strict compliance with Covid procedures is required. Homestays, bars, and clubs that have the excise department’s approval should take precautions to prevent illicit activity. The owners are accountable if any illicit activity is discovered.
The district government has asked the public to contact the closest police station, excise or tourism department if they see any questionable people or activity. The police will be stationed there to uphold law and order. The panchayat raj, excise department, and environment pollution control board have constituted three patrolling squads.
All hotel, service apartment, and bar owners are summoned to a meeting where guidelines are distributed under the direction of Mangalore City corporation Commissioner.