The Bangalore administration has made yet another change to the guidelines for New Year celebrations only hours after saying that the prohibitory orders will be in force from 6.00 pm. The prohibitory orders now be in force from 12.00 noon on December 31!
New Year celebrations in Bangalore will be muted this year given the restrictions imposed by the city police in view of the emergence of a new, highly infectious strain of coronavirus.
So what will you be allowed to do and what it is that you cannot do? Check out what Bengaluru city police has to say.
Kamal Pant, Bengaluru Commissioner of Police, has in a tweet informed about the restrictions and requested citizens to cooperate and comply with the guidelines:
Section 144 will be imposed across Bengaluru from 12.00 noon on December 31, 2020 to 6 am, January 1, 2021.
Any form of gatherings in public places, main roads, open areas, parks, grounds for the purpose of New Year celebrations is strictly prohibited.
In-house celebrations in residential complexes and private clubs may be held for the residents and members only.
Only those who have booked in advance will be allowed in pubs & restaurants.
All flyovers will be closed for traffic. Major signals and junctions will also be barricaded to regulate traffic across the city.
'No-Man Zones' will be created at MG Road, Church Street, Brigade Road, Koramangala, & Indiranagar. Except for vehicles of essential and emergency services, vehicle movement has been restricted on MG Road, Brigade Road, Church Street, Museum Road, Rest House Park Road and Residency Road.
The restrictions have been put in place to discourage crowds from gathering and motorists going on joy drives. Heavy police deployment has been made to ensure compliance.
Parking of vehicles has also been banned in the CBD area and also on Indiranagar 100 feet road.
Unnecessary traveling, bike wheeling, and loitering on the streets are not allowed.
Given the prevailing #COVID19 situation and the emergence of a new strain of the virus abroad, certain restrictions shall be imposed during the new year celebrations:
- Section 144 will be imposed across Bengaluru from 6 PM on Dec 31 to 6 AM, Jan 1, 2021.
— Kamal Pant, IPS (@CPBlr) December 30, 2020