Chandigarh: The UT Administration has once again banned the operation of discos, dhabas and other eateries being run in the city from midnight to 4:30 am, provided that this order shall not apply to hospitals, chemists shops and petrol pumps. This order shall come into force with effect from zero hours on March 10 and shall be effective for a period of 60y days up to and including May 8.
The order has been issued by Ajit Balaji Joshi, District Magistrate, Chandigarh, with vested powers under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).
The order reads, “It has been made to appear to Ajit Balaji Joshi that commercial establishments, shopkeepers engaged in the business of restaurants, dhabas, discos, clubs and vendors sitting along road sides and on public places operating till late in the night are causing annoyance and are disturbing the public peace and tranquility, leading to a harmful influence on public order.” Ajit Balaji Joshi is of the opinion that in public interest such commercial operations should not be carried on till very late in the night and ordered that running of commercial establishments, shops in trades, services such as running of restaurants, dhabas, discos, clubs and hawking goods by the road sides and on the public places between midnight.
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