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NMC imposes stricter COVID-19 norms for celebration halls, lawns; fines Rs 37,000 to violators

Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s Nuisance Detection Squad (NDS), on Tuesday, took action against eight wedding halls and recovered a total fine of Rs 37,000 for overcrowding and flouting COVID-19 norms.

 

As per the instructions of Municipal Commissioner Radhakrishnan B, the operation was carried out under the guidance of Chief of Infestation Squad Virsen Tambe, Head of Laxminagar Zone Search Squad Sanjay Khandare, Head of Dharampeth Zone Search Squad Dharmaraj Katare, Head of Nehru Nagar Zone Search Squad Naththu Kandekar and Head of Satranjipura Zone Search Squad Premdas Tarwatkar.

 

The eight halls include, Parate Hall in Laxminagar Zone, Radhe Mangalam Hall, Golden Leaf Lawn, Saibaba Hall, Kusumatai Wankhede Hall in Dharampeth Zone, Jatkewar Mangal Office in Nehru Nagar Zone, Tukaram Sabhagruha in Narendra Nagar and Pritam Hall in Sataranjipura.

 

Amid recent spike in COVID-19 cases in the city, Khamla, Swavalambinagar, Jayatala, Ayodhya Nagar, New Bidipeth, Vathoda, Dighori, Jaripatka, Jafarnagar have emerged as COVID-19 hotspots in Nagpur.

 

Under such circumstances, celebration halls and gatherings act as super-spreaders of the infection.

 

Considering the issue, NMC Commissioner Radhakrishnan B, on Tuesday, under Epidemic Diseases Act (1897) and Disaster Management Act (2005), issued a new order restricting attendance in programs, especially marriages, to 25% of venue capacity, and increased the fine from Rs 5,000 to Rs 15,000 on violators.

 

If the concerned hall breaks the rule for second time, then a fine of Rs 25,000 would be imposed instead of Rs 8,000. A fine of Rs 50,000 would be levied if norms are flouted for the third time.

 

Earlier, public functions, excluding weddings were allowed to have 50% of the venue capacity. Hence, organisers could invite over 100 guests if their seating capacity was 500 or above.

 

From Tuesday, the administration and owners of halls and lawns where mass gatherings and cultural functions are held, would have to provide eight days prior intimation of their schedule to Assistant Municipal Commissioner of the concerned zone.

 

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