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Night curfew imposed in Maharashtra on New Year's eve

Places in and around Maharashtra such as Mahabaleshwar, Lonavala, Matheran, Devlali, Igatpuri, Alibaug and Karjat were going to see many Mumbaikars visiting. But many people who had booked resorts and hotels have cancelled their trips too.

Night curfew imposed in Maharashtra on New Year's eve
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As the Maharashtra government imposed restrictions on New Years’ celebration in the city, many Mumbaikars had planned to escape the curfew by going to nearby hill stations for the New Year’s Eve. However, reports suggest that the same restriction are going to be met there too, as local administrators have imposed night curfews.

Places in and around Maharashtra such as Mahabaleshwar, Lonavala, Matheran, Devlali, Igatpuri, Alibaug and Karjat were going to see many Mumbaikars visiting. But many people who had booked resorts and hotels have cancelled their trips to Mahabaleshwar, Lonavala and Matheran.

On the other hand, many who reached Devlali, Igatpuri, Alibaug and Karjat to welcome the new year will spend it indoors.

The state government has ordered district collectors to impose a night curfew in the wake of new COVID-19 strain found in European and Middle East countries.

Besides, Mumbai police have decided to conduct a special drive to check the drink-and-drive violators as a part of the night curfew nakabandis.

However, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Mumbai Traffic Police have decided to do away with the breath analyser test. Instead, if the police suspect a driver to be drunk, a blood test would be conducted. Furthermore, if the test results confirm the presence of alcohol, a case would be registered under the Motor Vehicles Act. In this case, the case will be registered not only against the driver but all those travelling in that vehicle.

As per reports, as many as 35,000 cops are to hit the streets of the city on New Year's Eve in order to maintain law and order amidst the celebrations, in view of the pandemic.

Read More: 2020 Year-End: 35,000 cops to be deployed across Mumbai

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