Bars, restaurants to restrict entry, limited parking at Connaught Place: Check Delhi’s new year celebration rules

This time there will be no breath analyser test for Covid-19 safety, but there will be medical tests on suspicion of drunken driving.
Security being beefed up at Connaught Place on Wednesday, a day ahead of New Year’s eve in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Security being beefed up at Connaught Place on Wednesday, a day ahead of New Year’s eve in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 30, 2020 10:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Unlike other states which have imposed restrictions on new year gathering, the Capital city will be allowing celebrations but adhering to normal Covid-19 guidelines which are already in place. This time, traffic deployment at market areas are being beefed up keeping in mind both women’s safety and Covid-19 guidelines.

Here are the rules that you must know:

1. Restaurants and bars have been asked to host not more than 50 per cent of their capacity.

2. There will be no breath analyser test this time out of precaution against Covid-19 but drunk drivers will be taken for medical examination.

3. Bouncers have been informed not to indulge in any fight and approach the police instead. Restaurant owners have been asked to take the responsibility of a woman if she gets drunk.

4. After 10pm, music will be allowed up to only permissible noise limit.

5. Fire units will be deployed at South Extension market, Lajpat Nagar-II market, Connaught Place’s Palika Bazaar, Gandhi Nagar Market, New Pacific Mall (Rajouri Garden), Rani Bagh Market, Chhattarpur near Trivoli Garden, Majnu ka Tila, Hauz Khas Village Market from 8.30pm on Thursday to 12.30am on Friday.

6. Limited parking space for vehicles with valid passes will be available in Connaught Place on first come-first serve basis. Unauthorised or wrongly parked vehicles shall be towed away and prosecuted.

7. No vehicle movement towards CP will be allowed from the Mandi house roundabout, Bengali Market roundabout, north foot of Ranjit Singh Flyover (Barakhamba Road-Tolstoy Marg crossing), Minto Road–Deen Dayal Upadhaya Marg crossing and Chelmsford Road near Munje Chowk (New Delhi Railway Station). Vehicles towards CP won’t be allowed from R K Ashram Marg-Chitragupta Marg crossing, Gole Market roundabout, Gol Dakkhana roundabout, Patel Chowk, Kasturba Gandhi Road-Feroz Shah Road crossing, Jai Singh Road-Bangla Sahib Lane, Pachkuian Road- Bangla Sahib Lane, Windsor Place roundabout, Buta Singh Marg roundabout and State Entry Road-New Delhi Railway Station as well.

8. Rajiv Chowk Metro Station, which is at CP, will not allow passengers to exit after 9pm on New Year’s Eve.

(With Agency Inputs)

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