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New Year’s Eve Image: Delhi’s iconic Connaught Place, the hub of New Year celebrations (file)

New Delhi:

New Year’s Eve celebrations on Thursday shall be low-key amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Anticipating a big crowd on New Year’s Eve, the Delhi Metro authorities have determined to close the Rajiv Chowk metro station after 9 pm, officers stated on Wednesday. Every yr, revellers collect on the iconic Connaught Place, the guts of the town, to ring within the New Year.

The centre has prompt a collection of restrictions forward of New Year 2021 to tone down celebrations within the backdrop of the Covid outbreak and the brand new tremendous infectious pressure that has reached India with individuals getting back from the United Kingdom. The states have been requested to impose restrictions on December 30, 31 and January 1 after assessing the native state of affairs, although the ultimate choice has been left to them.

“To ease overcrowding on New Year’s Eve (31 December), exit from Rajiv Chowk metro station will not be allowed 9 pm onwards. Entry of passengers will be allowed till the departure of last train. Please plan your journey accordingly,” the DMRC tweeted. The Rajiv Chowk station is an interchange facility between the Blue Line and the Yellow Line.


New Year’s Eve picture: A collection of restrictions in place to tone down celebrations within the backdrop of the Covid outbreak

Other COVID-19 security norms like carrying of masks and sustaining social distance are in place in view of the pandemic, so the gatherings shouldn’t get too huge, a senior official stated.

The Delhi Police has stated public occasions or terrace events won’t be allowed on New Year’s Eve. No occasions or massive gatherings shall be allowed with out permission and people who break the legislation will face penalty.


Covid pointers for the National Capital Region like Ghaziabad, Noida, Faridabad and Gurgaon might fluctuate in keeping with the state jurisdiction.

For the New Year’s Eve events, greater than 100 individuals won’t be allowed at a venue in Noida, the district administration stated. Hotels, golf equipment and restaurant house owners should get prior permission from the related authorities. The police and native civic our bodies should be instructed what number of company are anticipated.

Here’s wishing you a protected New Year’s Eve!

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