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No New Year festivity in public places, says mayor

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has barred public celebrations of New Year while the police stated detailed order will probably be issued as soon as there may be readability from the government.

According to city mayor Murlidhar Mohol, in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, PMC has appealed to folks to not have celebrate New Year in public locations reminiscent of Fergusson Faculty and JM roads.

The hotels and restaurants, meanwhile, haven’t deliberate any big events contemplating lack of readability from the government.

Mohol’s remarks come in the event of state authorities imposing evening curfew from Tuesday night until Jan 5. The curfew will probably be efficient in all of the municipal company areas throughout the state from 11pm until 6am. It has determined to maintain all passengers coming from Europe and Middle-East nations in institutional lockdown services for 14 days and different travellers might be requested to be home-quarantined.

In the city, areas love Deccan Gymkhana, FC road, Pune cantonment, JM highway repeatedly witness large crowd the place collect to celebrate New Year.

“The threat of pandemic still exists. We will have to follow precautions and avoid public function at a large level. So, we appeal all residents of Pune city to avoid the celebration of New Year at public places,” said Mohol.

While written order from PMC was awaited, in Mumbai, the municipal company has appealed folks to not celebrate New Year in public locations and end busting crackles.

Santosh Zagade, excise superintendent, said, “We have not given permission to hotels or any other type of liquor establishment to function in absence of guidelines from the state government. The directives issued by the state will be implemented vigorously.”

Prominent restaurateur Ikram Khan of Sohos Toscana, hotel, said, “ We will follow guidelines of the state government regarding the functioning of the hotels. The industry is already reeling under severe crisis and more than eighty per cent of the hotel industry is over. We need strong pro-active steps by the government to boost the hotel trade which currently has hit rock bottom.”

Joint commissioner (Law and Order) Dr Ravindra Shisve, said, “We cannot comment today and we are waiting for the orders. We want the clarify our position to the citizens only after we receive the order in black and white.”

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