Keeping in view the upcoming festivals, Section 144 has been imposed in Gautam Budh Nagar district adjoining Delhi till 30 August to prevent the spread of corona virus infection. During this, strict action will be taken against those who violate the rules.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Shraddha Pandey said that in view of big festivals like Sawan, Shivratri, Bakrid, Independence Day, Muharram, Rakshabandhan and Janmashtami in July and August, to prevent the spread of infection and disturb the peace and order by anti-social elements. Due to the apprehension of being done, Section 144 has been imposed in Gautam Budh Nagar district.
He said that except for medical services and essential services in the Containment Zone, all other activities will remain prohibited. Any kind of social, political, sports, entertainment, cultural, religious festival related activities and other gatherings will not take place without prior permission. The presence of a maximum of 50 persons will be valid in the marriage ceremony. Metro, buses and cabs will operate with 50 percent capacity.
He said that two people can sit with the driver in an auto, three people including the driver in an e-rickshaw with battery and not more than four people in a four wheeler. Pandey said that except the Containment Zone, not more than 50 devotees will be able to go to one place at a time in other places, religious places. Only 50 percent of the capacity will be allowed inside malls, restaurants, hotels, from 7 am to 9 pm, five days a week.
Shraddha Pandey said that standing or sitting will not be allowed in sweet shops, fast food shops. Schools, colleges and educational institutions will not be opened for educational work. There will be no joyful firing by any person in the marriage procession, no person will be able to hold fast, dharna-demonstration without the permission of the competent authority. No person will be able to take out any kind of procession without permission nor will he be able to block the wheel. He said that strict action will be taken against those who violate the rules under section 188.