With the town gearing up for the New Year eve celebrations, the SAS administration and police have also made adequate security arrangements to maintain law and order.
As per the directives of SAS Nagar deputy commissioner Varun Roojam, hotels, clubs, restaurants and marriage places will not be allowed to continue with New Year eve parties after 12.30 am on December 31. The directive has been issued to ensure that no law and order situation arises.
Speaking to HT, Roojam said: "Parties will not be allowed to continue beyond 12.30 am. Apart from this, we have also banned carrying of arms to ensure safety." He added that owners of hotels and restaurants will have to take permission from the SDM to host parties.
"Hooliganism will not be tolerated. We have divided the entire district in sectors and sub-sectors. Each sub-sector is under the control of a station house officer, while sectors will be supervised by DSPs," said SAS Nagar SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar. He added that: "In case of any incident of eve-teasing, hooliganism or any other law and order situation, the officer concerned will be held responsible."
Curb on sale of liquor
In order to keep tabs on underage drinking during the New Year celebrations, SAS Nagar deputy commissioner Varun Roojam had directed the excise department teams to keep a strict check. As per an order, teams of the excise department accompanied by police would ensure that ban on sale of liquor to anyone below 25 years of age is adhered to. There is also a ban on serving of liquor to those below 25 years of age.