Curbs on New Year Revelries

In an attempt to keep a check on crimes, the city police have announced several restrictions for hotels organising New Year parties, including setting 1 a.m. as the deadline for winding up the parties

Published: 25th December 2014 05:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th December 2014 06:11 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: If you don’t have a partner for New Year eve, you might as well stay indoors, as Cyberabad Police has made it clear that no single person (male or female) shall be allowed to enter the venues for new year eve parties.

In an attempt to keep a check on crimes and ensure safety of the general public, Cyberabad police commissioner CV Anand laid out fresh guidelines in a meeting with the managements of all star hotels, farm houses and resorts here on Wednesday. All managements were told to follow police directives or face action.

There are 25 star hotels, three pubs, 22 resorts and 269 farm houses in Cyberabad limits. The announcement came following allegations that some of the star hotels and resorts are ‘encouraging’ illegal activities.

In an attempt to prevent New Year eve celebrations to go out of hand, Cyberabad police commissioner on Wednesday issued orders imposing restrictions on resorts, star hotels and farmhouses.

“No DJs would be allowed for New Year celebrations in Cyberabad. If any event organiser wants to invite guests for New year offering DJ, they should take proper permission from Cyberabad police,” said Anand, adding that the sound of the loud speakers cannot exceed 45 decibels.

The police also asked the star hotels and resorts to wrap up New year eve celebrations before 1 a.m.

“Admission is only through invitation and no general public shall be allowed. The maximum number of persons to be allowed shall be declared by the organisers at the time of obtaining permission,” Anand said.

He also pointed out that any organiser requiring a DJ will have to obtain separate permission from the ACP or a local inspector.

Posters and hoardings are not allowed to  be displayed at public places unless it is approved by the CP, Cyberabad. No activities falling under the AP Gaming Act 1974 shall be organized. Liquor shall not be served without any valid license, permission by the competent authority such as excise department.

‘’All Invitees shall be informed of these restrictions well in advance. Video recording of the minute-to-minute proceedings from 8 p.m to 1 a.m. till the dispersal of the audience shall be submitted to the office of the CP, Cyberabad,” Anand stated.

Even valid arms license holders are not allowed to carry arms such as gun, rifle, pistol or revolver inside the venue of any celebrations during New Year. In a measure to keep a check on drunken driving, a massive vehicle checking will be carried out on the ORR and other highways.

Police officials also directed all management authorities to ensure proper parking and management of traffic to avoid jams and inconvenience to the public.

“The hotel management should engage sufficient private security personnel for security and traffic management to regulate the traffic inside and outside the venue,” Anand said.

Checks for drunken driving would be  organised by police all along the highways using breath Analysers. ORR will be closed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. for general public. However, police will allow bonafide passengers going to or coming from airport. All flyovers will be closed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. PVNR Expressway will also be closed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Any establishment violating the stipulation in an extreme manner will be proceeded against, which may include sealing and closure of the establishment.


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