GUWAHATI, Dec 26 � The Kamrup (Metro) district administration has made installation of close circuit television cameras in bars, pubs, discotheques, clubs and all the celebration venues a must for the New Year.
The CCTVs must be installed at the gates, galleries and main halls of hotels, bars and restaurants where functions will be held and liquor served.
In a meeting convened by the Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup (Metro), Ashutosh Agnihotri today, the administration has retained the usual deadline for liquor shops and bars which is 10 pm. However, a provision has been kept for issuing temporary licence to extend the timing (deadline) of bars, pubs, hotels, restaurants, etc.
Further, depending on the character antecedent and past record and credibility of the licencee, temporary licences will be issued to those planning to organise parties or events in pubs, discotheques, restaurants and hotels to host the event till 12.30 midnight. In these cases, liquor should not be served after 12 midnight.
For orchestra and music, separate licences should be obtained.
�There should not be any kind of display of vulgarity or obscene activity in the events or at any public place and no person below 21 years of age should be allowed entry to such parties,� a senior district administration official told The Assam Tribune.
The official further informed that the bar, pubs and other event organisers have been asked to engage male and female bouncers, besides adequate number of volunteers and private security personnel for effective crowd management and conducting the programmes in an orderly manner.
The administration has prohibited bursting of crackers.
�Anybody found violating the guidelines will be dealt with firmly,� the official asserted, adding that round-the-clock vigil would be maintained.
Meanwhile, police said that adequate number of police personnel, including women police will be deployed at strategic locations to avert any kind of untoward incident.
Besides the officials of the district administration, senior police and Excise department officials and representatives of bars, pubs, discotheques, hotels and restaurants were also present.