ORDER UNDER SECTION 144 OF THE Cr.P.C.
WHEREAS it has been made to appear to me that commercial establishment/shopkeepers engaged 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 the public peace and tranquility leading to a harmful influence on public order.
And whereas, I, Mandip Singh Brar, I.A.S., District Magistrate, U.T., Chandigarh am of the opinion that in public interest such commercial operations should not be carried on till very late in the night and so order that running of commercial establishments/shops etc. in trades/services such as Restaurants/Dhabas, Discos, bars, Clubs and hawking goods by the road sides and on the public places between 12:00 midnight to 04.30 A.M. in the Union Territory, Chandigarh is prohibited for a period of 60 days. Sale & serving of liquor will however be 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 21.08.2021 and shall be effective for a period of sixty days up-to and including 19.10.2021.
In view of the emergent nature of the order, it is being issued ex-parte and is addressed to the public in general. Any breach of this order would invite action under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.