Laying emphasis on safety of women during celebrations on New Year’s Eve, the police have asked hoteliers to assist woman guests, especially those attending the party alone. If necessary, the organisers should approach the police to avoid any untoward incident.
The police have made elaborate security arrangements and have issued strict guideline to hoteliers to ensure that no untoward incident takes place.
More than 2,000 police officials, including 13 deputy superintendents of police and 42 inspectors, from different units will be pressed into service. The police plan to lay a total of 84 nakas, which include 32 to check drunken driving, in different parts of the city.
The police convened a meeting under the chairmanship of UT senior superintendent of police Sukhchain Singh Gill, which was attended by general managers of all prominent hotels, clubs and restaurants, apart from police officers.
The hoteliers have been advised not to hold celebrations beyond the time permitted by the office of district magistrate. They have also been asked not to serve liquor beyond the permissible time of 1am.
The organisers have also been asked to send the list of bouncers, both male and female, and private security to the SHOs concerned. All SHOs will contact the organisers holding New Year parties in their respective areas and motivate them to hire bouncers and traffic marshals.
In case of any incident, the police officials have been authorised to enter the venue and take appropriate action.
In Mohali, no party after 12.30am
SAS Nagar: Residents will have a limited time to party in SAS Nagar on the New Year’s Eve. Keeping in mind the law and order situation, the district administration has banned all hotels and restaurants from operating beyond 12.30 am.
The ban has been ordered by DC Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu.
The statement issued by the district administration stated that all hotels in the city hosting parties on New Year’s Eve have been directed to close down latest by 12.30am. The statement further mentioned that there would be a possibility of trouble and lawlessness if the parties were allowed till late in the night.
Guidelines for party organisers
Liquor not to be served beyond permissible time limit of 1 am.
Permission for playing music should be obtained from competent authorities.
Proper arrangements for fire fighting.
Proper parking arrangements.
CCTV cameras to be installed at all venues hosting New Year parties.
First-aid arrangements at the venue.
Power backup at each party venue.
Special attention to safety of woman guests.
Proper barricading of venues.
Arrangement of cabs at venues to assist guests under the influence of liquor.
Advance information to area SHO about the visit of VIPs or celebrity at their venue.