Prior permission mandatory for events on New Years Eve: DC Kangra

Dec 31, 2020 12:36 | Poltics

Dharamshala (Arvind Sharma)30 December

Deputy Commissioner Kangra Rakesh Kumar Prajapati said, “ in view of the possibility of spreading of Covid-19 and in view of the orders passed by the National Green Tribunal, social gatherings on account of New Year celebrations have been limited to a maximum of 50 persons to control the spread of Covid-19. In addition, according to the Disaster Management Act, environmentally friendly firecrackers will only  be sold in the district and time for firecrackers have been fixed  from 11.55 am to 12.30 pm on New Year's Eve.”
He said that prior permission of the concerned SDM would be mandatory for New Year's Eve events.
He said that the use of sound dissemination equipment would not be allowed in open spaces in such events, whereas the former sound broadcasting equipment could be run in public premises like auditorium, conference room, community hall, banquet hall only after prior permission.
He said, “ bursting of firecrackers in markets, government offices, silence zones and heritage buildings is completely prohibited. All sub divisional magistrates and executive magistrates of district Kangra are authorized to take necessary action against such a person who violates these instructions.”
He said that All Municipal Corporations, Municipal Councils, Nagar Panchayats will ensure scientific disposal of waste generated by fireworks.
Vimukt Ranjan,SP of the district said that there will be a restricted one way traffic movement on 31st December in Dharamsala and Nobody shall be allowed to move outside after 10 PM to implement curfew rules, which is already encamped in the district.