NMC Commissioner Kailas Jadhav said a zero-tolerance stance would be maintained for anyone who violates guidelines during wedding celebrations. (Representative image)
NASHIK: Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has warned of strict measures against wedding hall and lawn owners and families who host weddings if citizenship covid guidelines are not followed.
NMC Commissioner Kailas Jadhav said a zero-tolerance stance would be maintained towards anyone who violates guidelines during wedding celebrations, especially since wedding ceremonies are not allowed in Nashik district on weekends.
The wedding hall and the lawn owners can host events with a maximum of 50 people. Any breach of the number would result in a heavy fine for the establishment and hosting of the events, including weddings, birthday parties, and others.
“The event must be carried out with the prior consent of the head of the NMC and the local police station. Any missing permissions will be considered a violation, ”said Jadhav.
The owner of the halls and lawns must obtain permission from the police at least three days before the event. The families of the bride and groom must also seek approval for the event from the department head. Citizens seeking permission will be informed about the guidelines.
“If the owners of the wedding hall are found to have broken norms for the first time, the owner will be fined 20,000 rupees and both families hosting the ceremony will be fined 20,000 rupees each. In the event of a second violation of the standards, the company will be sealed and not opened until the Covid notification is revoked.
Jadhav said the shops and facilities were open until 4 p.m. If the stores are found to be operating for the first time after the permitted times, the shopkeeper will be fined 5,000 rupees while the customer will be fined 1,000 rupees. For the second time, the shop will be locked until the Covid notification is withdrawn.