Rock Garden shut, Sukhna Lake out of bounds on weekends

Now, curfew from 10 pm | Eateries to close by 9.30 pm

Rock Garden shut, Sukhna Lake out of bounds on weekends

Tourists move near Rock Garden in Chandigarh without a mask on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, April 13

In view of a sharp increase in the number of Covid-19 cases, the UT Administration has decided to close Rock Garden. Similarly, the Sukhna Lake area will remain closed on all weekends until the situation improves.

The decisions were taken at a review meeting presided over by UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore here today.

In view of the imposition of night curfew in the satellite cities of Mohali and Panchkula, the UT Administration has revised and extended the timings of the night curfew by half an hour. Now, the night curfew will be in force from 10 pm to 5 am in the city from tonight. Earlier, the night curfew was from 10.30 pm to 5 am.

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

The limit for political, social and religious gatherings will be restricted to 200 for outdoor and 100 for indoor, as has already been notified.

Keeping in view the economic needs of the trade and industry, the Administration has decided to defer the decision of closing markets on the odd-even basis, as was done last year.

As per an order issued by District Magistrate Mandip Singh Brar, all restaurants, eating places, hotels, including food joints or courts in various malls will run only at 50 per cent capacity and will close by 9.30 pm. The last order for food can be accepted till 8.30 pm. Violators will invite action under Section 188 of the IPC.

Expressing concern over the rising number of Covid cases, the Administrator urged residents to take advantage of “Tika Utsav” and get themselves vaccinated.

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