This year there won’t be DJ or dance and night parties for New Year and no mass gathering on the eve of Christmas. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has come up with strict guidelines for celebrating New Year and Christmas.
To make sure there won’t be much public gatherings the BMC has decided to enforce a night curfew in the city. Hotels, pubs, and public events will be imposed with rulebooks. Chowpaty, Marine Drive, Gateway of India would be kept closed for New Year celebrations on the night of December 31, this year. The Mumbai Municipal Corporation and police administration have decided to be very vigilant in this regard.
Police are conducting combing operations on some night clubs, private event managers to trace the drugs and illicit activities. The city administrators are geared up for security by deploying an additional police force. BMC commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal has appealed to the Maharashtra government to impose a night curfew between 11 pm and 6 am in the city. Additional squads are formed monitoring and raiding different places as precautionary measures. This year’s New Year won’t be as glossy as it used to be.
Ramnik Sood the organiser of New Year events told Afternoon Voice, “This year we have no business in the entertainment sector, moreover news year is cancelled due to the threat of pandemic”. We are requesting people to remain at home and indulge in permitted family gatherings.”
The Cyber cell also monitors social media networks, as there are many groups they send virtual invites with secret locations for rave parties and campfires.