Police Commissioner N. Shashi Kumar, who has issued directives for the New Year’s Eve celebrations (2023), has asked organisers of parties and other events to apply to police before 5 p.m. on December 15.
Applications for authorization must be delivered to the Police Commissioner’s office. The event’s organisers, which include hotels, eateries, clubs, and resorts, are only permitted to host indoor Merry Parties. Police Commissioner N. Shashi Kumar, who has given guidelines for the New Year’s Eve celebrations (2023), has requested organisers of parties and other events to apply to police before 5 p.m. on December 15. Applications for authorization must be delivered to the Police Commissioner’s office. Only indoor Merry Parties may be planned by the organisers, which may include hotels, restaurants, clubs, and resorts. Even if authorization has been granted by the Excise Department for serving alcohol, all loudspeakers must be turned down by 10 p.m., and serving of alcohol is not permitted after 11 p.m. Young people under the age of 18 shouldn’t be given alcohol. In a statement, he warned that organisers who arrange activities without getting authorization from the police will also be prosecuted.
According to the Police Commissioner, it is forbidden to serve and consume alcohol in bus stops, bus shelters, train stations, parks, gardens, and other public areas while pretending to be New Year’s parties. Those who act indecently in public settings, including beaches, will face consequences. He stated that loudspeaker noise levels should not exceed those set forth in the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules. The sounds should be audible exclusively at the event location.
Mr. Kumar stated that event organisers should take all necessary measures to avoid any adverse incidents during the festivities. Separate parking areas should be provided for participants, who should not be forced to park their vehicles indiscriminately on public roads. Those under the age of 18 shouldn’t be allowed admission to parties unless they are accompanied by their children.
There were established task forces
The Commissioner stated that task forces have been established to stop any instances of men acting indecently toward ladies or teasing them when there are festivities. The task force personnel will be on duty at various locations throughout the city. It is forbidden to host semi-naked or lewd dances while posing as a cultural event.
According to the Commissioner, it is improper to upset pedestrians on the street while wishing them a happy new year. There will be enforcement against drunk driving. It’s against the law to wheel, drive recklessly, yell, or honk in public. Such individuals would be detained if they were found. It is illegal to set off fireworks while causing a disturbance in the peace. He advised event planners to be proactive in preparing for eventualities like fires or the need for medical assistance.