Bad news for revellers planning to have spirited parties with songs blaring from the DJ mixer on New Year’s Eve. The Cyberabad police have decided not to permit Disc Jockeys (DJs) in their limits. But party organisers in the core city might just be able to go full steam as the Hyderabad police have no such plans. “People planning to hold New Year celebrations at public places should take prior police permission if loud speakers or music system is going to be part of the festivities. However, DJs will not be permitted at these bashes,” Cyberabad police commissioner Ch Dwaraka Tirumala Rao said. When contacted, Hyderabad additional commissioner of police (Law and Order) Amit Garg told STOI that they would follow the Amusement Licence Rules. “We will grant permission on a case by case basis. As of now, we have not considered disallowing DJs,” he added.
As Outer Ring Road (ORR) and PVNR Expressway have become killer stretches because of numerous accidents, the Cyberabad police have decided to keep these stretches away from general road-users from 11pm on December 31 to 5am on January 1. Only bonafide passengers heading towards the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Shamshabad, would be permitted on them. “ORR, flyovers, PVNR Express will be closed for general public except for passengers travelling to RGIA Airport. New Year’s Eve parties will be allowed at public places up to 1 am. Special teams, headed by senior police officers, have been constituted to curtail the use of drugs during these parties,” officials said. Police informed that organisers should take responsibility by providing sufficient private security personnel for regulating traffic inside and outside venues and for security. No visitors or vehicle should be allowed inside without thorough checking, they added.
Use of fire arms has been prohibited in parties and police clarified that no person would be allowed to bring in weapons even if he/she has valid arms licence. Both Hyderabad and Cyberabad police officials have warned motorists not to drive under the influence of alcohol.