Hotels, recreational clubs, resorts, bars and restaurants, are allowed to remain open till 1 a.m. for New Year celebrations. Last year permission was given for celebrations until 12.30 AM only.
The police have issued under Section 31 (w) of the Karnataka Police Act 1963. However the permission has been granted subject to certain conditions.
The management of these establishments should obtain required permission from the Excise Department, for serving liquor beyond the stipulated period, i.e. till 1 a.m. on January 1, 2018.
The establishments should maintain public order and not create nuisance to individuals and public at large by playing loud music etc.
Most of the hotels have made lavish preparations for the celebrations of the new year. From small hotels to the Star ones each one has geared up for the occasion.
DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE:
This is the most important rule of all for having a safe New Year’s Eve. If you’ve had anything to drink, don’t get behind the wheel no matter what.