Assam Excise Department has issued an order mentioning rules and regulations for New Year celebrations in Guwahati city on December 31 night.
As per the 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 someone who is already drunk and serving of liquor to youths aged below 21 years of age is punishable.
Parties have to end in bars and restaurants and hotels by 12:30 AM and the last order for liquor has to be placed 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.