Chandigarh Administration revises night curfew hours; restrictions now from 10 pm-5 am

Sukhna to be closed for visitors on weekends

Chandigarh Administration revises night curfew hours; restrictions now from 10 pm-5 am

Walkers at Sukhna Lake on April 12, 2021. Tribune file photo

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, April 13

Chandigarh Administration has advanced night curfew by 30 minutes in the union territory, and has ordered Rock Garden shut until further orders—a development that comes as the union territory as well as the tricity area sees a worrying spike in COVID-19 cases.

A new set of orders issued by the Chandigarh Administration says that night curfew will now come into force from 10 pm instead of the earlier 10.30 pm, and will remain in place until 5 am.

Besides the Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake will remain closed to visitors on weekends, a press release from the UT administration says.

The order reiterates its restrictions on mass gatherings—200 for outdoor events and 100 for indoor ones—within the union territory.

Chandigarh Administration has also decided to prohibit all non-essential travellers during curfew hours.

However, the administration has decided to put off shutting down markets. 

An order from District Magistrate Mandip Singh Brar says all restaurants, eating places, hotels, including food courts in malls, should function with not more than 50 per cent of their capacity and close by 9.30pm.

Orders in these places can’t be taken beyond 8.30 pm. 

Any violation of these orders will attract Sector 188 (disobeying public servants) of the Indian Penal Code. 

UT administrator VP Singh Badnore meanwhile has ordered more tests and screening. The press release says that the health department has been ordered to dispatch mobile testing vans in crowded places such as gurdwaras and temples during the upcoming Navratri.

However, the administration has decided to put off shutting down markets. 

An order from District Magistrate Mandip Singh Brar says all restaurants, eating places, hotels, including food courts in malls, should function with not more than 50 per cent of their capacity and close by 9.30pm.

Orders in these places can’t be taken beyond 8.30 pm. 

Any violation of these orders will attract Sector 188 (disobeying public servants) of the Indian Penal Code. 

Chandigarh Administration has also decided to prohibit all non-essential travellers during curfew hours.

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