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Hyderabad: At New Year parties, sound at 45 decibels



Hyderabad: Police commissioner Anjani Kumar has issued certain guidelines to hotels with three stars and more, clubs and pubs with regard to New Year celebrations on the intervening night of Decem-ber 31 and January 1.

They need to secure permission to hold events. They should arrange for CCTV cameras with recording facility at the entry and exit points and at parking places. They are to provide adequate personnel for traffic management and security. Parking arrangements should not obstruct free flow of traffic. Fire arms should not be allowed at the venues.

Organisers have to ensure decency of apparel, dance acts, gestures and words, the advisory said. There should not be any obscenity and nudity. The sound levels to be maintained at less than 45 decibels, the guidelines said.

Passes, tickets or coupons should not be granted in excess of the capacity of the venue. Minors should not be permitted in programmes organised for couples and in pubs and bars. Organisers were warned to ensure that patrons did not use drugs or narcotics.

Mr Kumar said the establishments should not serve liquor beyond the hours permitted by the Excise department. It is the responsibility of the managements to make arrangements to provide drivers or cabs to inebriated customers to reach their destinations safely.

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