If you have plans to party on X-Mas eve and New Year in the Gurgaon pub circuit, be prepared for some Big Brotherly affection. You may be asked to carry identification papers.
The malls, bars and discotheques will keep your details before letting you in so that if something goes wrong, the authorities could later spot exactly who were dancing — or drinking — the night away at a particular spot.
The move follows last year’s mayhem when drunken revellers not only molested a 25-year-old employee of a BPO outside an MG Road mall, a mob also assaulted policemen.
Gurgaon deputy commissioner PC Meena is soon going to call a meeting of mall and bars and discotheque operators in the city to issue the order.
The authorities will lay special emphasis on MG Road, getting a special tag for drunken brawls despite heavy police presence.
Twelve of 25 malls and 50 of 213 bars are located on the 2.5-km-long MG Road.
Meena said, “To make festivity a pleasant experience, especially on the MG Road stretch, we are planning to enforce the guidelines. I am also going to talk to the police commissioner and work out the modalities.”