As cases head north, Chandigarh shuts activities at Sukhna Lake

A few hrs relaxation for morning, evening walkers

As cases head north, Chandigarh shuts activities at Sukhna Lake

Unmindful of the threat, visitors throng Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh on Sunday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 2

In view of rising Covid cases, the UT Administration has decided to close all activities, including boating, at Sukhna Lake from Monday to Saturday. The Administration, however, has given a few hours relaxation for morning and evening walkers for six days. The lake will remain completely shut every Sunday.

The orders were issued today by UT Adviser Dharam Pal, which will come into force from January 3 and continue till further orders.

As per the orders, people will be allowed to have a morning walk from 5 am to 9 am and evening walk between 6 pm and 8 pm.

Lake to be closed on Sundays

The lake will remain completely shut every Sunday. The orders were issued on Sunday by UT Adviser Dharam Pal, which will come into force from January 3 and continue till further orders.

A UT official said visitors would be allowed during the hours of relaxation only if they followed the Covid protocol. The police have been directed to ensure that Covid norms are followed by the visitors and issue challans to violators. Any breach of the orders will invite action under Sections 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, and Section 188 of the IPC, along with other applicable laws.

Eateries to function at 50% capacity

In addition to banquet halls and hotels, restaurants, cafes, coffee shops and eating places will be allowed to function with 50 per cent capacity. They will have to ensure that only fully vaccinated people are allowed.

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