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Whereas it has been made to appear to me that commercial establishments /shopkeepers engagement in the business of Restaurants/Dhabas, Discos, Clubs and Vendors, etc. sitting by the road sides and on the public places, operating till late in the night are causing annoyance and are disturbing he public peace and tranquillity leading to a harmful influence on public order.

And whereas, I, K.K. Yadav, I.A.S., District Magistrate, U.T., Chandigarh am of the opinion on till very late in the night and so order that running of commercial establishments/shops etc. in trader/services such as Restaurants/Dhabas, Discos, bars, Clubs and hawking goods by the road sides and on the public places between 01:00 A.M. to 04.30 A.M. in the Union Territory, Chandigarh is prohibited for a period of 60 days. Sale & serving of liquor will however by governed by the Excise Law.

Provided that this order shall not apply to hospitals, chemist shops and Petrol pumps.

This order shall come into force with effect from zero hours on 18.09.2020 and shall be effective for a period of sixty days up to and including 16.11.2020.

In view of the emergent nature of the order, it is being issued ex-parte and is addressed to the public general. Any breach of this order would invited action under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.

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