The Kamrup (Metro) district administration has issued some guidelines to hotels, pubs, bars and restaurants holding New Year celebrations on 31st December.
As per an order, four teams of excise personnel will conduct patrolling and inspection of licensed premises. The order prohibits consumption of liquor in public places and violation will lead to a penalty of Rs. 5000.
No liquor shall be served to people below 21 years, which will punishable. Parties have to end in bars and restaurants and hotels by 12:00 AM and liquor last order has to be by 10 PM for normal opening hours and 12 midnight for those who have taken closing permission.
Those organising parties will have to obtain license from Competent Authority. For bigger parties, sufficient number of security guards have to be arranged and female bouncers have to be appointed.
Also, playing loud music should be till the allowed time and should not disturb the neighbourhood says the order.