A press release from the Hyderabad Police said that all flyovers in the city would be closed from 11 pm to 5 am, as would the ORR.

Hyderabad flyovers and Outer Ring Road to be closed on New Years EveImage: Wikimedia Commons/Aditya Madhav
news New Year Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 12:40

The Hyderabad Police has issued traffic restrictions for New Year’s Eve, along with guidelines to the managements of 3 star and above hotels, clubs and pubs.

The Rachakonda police in a press release said that the programmes had to be held between 8 pm to 1 am.

“ORR will be closed from 11 pm to 5 am for the general public except bonafide passengers travelling to and from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA). All flyovers will be closed from 11 pm to 5 am,” the press release stated.

“The managements who are going to conduct events/programmes should apply to the Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad for grant of permission at least 15 days in advance,” the Hyderabad City Police said in a press release.

The police also said that CCTV cameras were compulsory at all entry and exit points of the venue.

“Decency of apparel, decency of dance and decency of acts, gestures, words has to be ensured by organisers. There should not be any obscenity and nudity in any performances. Sound levels to be maintained at 45 decibels and less. The organisers are warned not to allow any firearms at the venue of event,” the press release added.

The police said that organisers were also ordered to keep a strict vigil to ensure that no minors consumed alcohol.

“Organisers of programmes are strictly warned that any member making use of drugs or narcotics and psychotropic substances. If managements fail in prevention, it will lead to culpability of management and action will be taken as per law. Organiser should pay special attention on parking areas and other places where drugs are clandestinely sold,” the police said.

The police also insisted that the management should ensure necessary arrangements to provide drivers/cabs for customers who were in a drunken state.

Stating that they would take strict action on drunken driving, the police also mentioned, “The vehicle will be seized and the customers will have to go home by some other conveyance.”

The release mentioned that the permissible alcohol limit is 30 mg/100 ml of blood, i.e., 30 micrograms/100 ml of blood. Anything above that, as recorded by a breath analyser, would be considered drunken driving.

Last year, in a special drive during the night of December 31, as many as 957 drunk drivers were arrested or detained, while a staggering 1,594 drunk driving cases were booked by the three commissionerates in the city.


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