In anticipation of the upcoming festive season, authorities have implemented preventive measures by invoking Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in Noida and Greater Noida. This move aims to curtail any unlawful gatherings of five or more individuals and unauthorized public events, including religious and political processions.
The decision to enforce Section 144 extends the same restrictions that were previously in effect from September 6 to 15.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (law and order) Hridesh Katheria, in the official order, stated, “Vishwakarma Puja is scheduled for September 17, followed by the Ganesh Chaturthi festival on September 19. Additionally, the International Trade Show at Expo Mart is set to run from September 21 to 25, and the MotoGP Bharat event at the Buddha International Circuit in Greater Noida will be held from September 22 to 24.” He also mentioned the possibility of competitive examinations and potential protests, including a ‘Rail Roko’ campaign by farmers and demonstrations by various organizations.
The imposition of Section 144 is a precautionary measure taken to ensure peace and prevent any disturbances by anti-social elements in the area, especially considering the upcoming festivals and events.
List of Restrictions in Noida and Greater Noida:
Without prior permission from the Commissioner of Police, Additional Commissioner of Police, or Deputy Commissioners of Police, no one is allowed to organize a procession involving five or more individuals.
Formation of groups with five or more persons in public places is strictly prohibited.
Exceptions to the above rules may be granted for government-permitted events.
The operation of private drones is completely banned within a one-kilometer radius of government offices.
The use of drone cameras for photography or filming is prohibited without the Commissioner of Police’s permission.
The movement of goods carriers, including light, medium, and heavy vehicles, is restricted from Delhi to Noida from 6 AM on September 21 to 25, in conjunction with the MotoGP and Uttar Pradesh International Trade Show in Greater Noida.
Heavy vehicles are prohibited from using the DND Flyway, Chilla Road, Kalindi Kunj, New Ashok Nagar, and Jhundpura borders.
The Noida-Greater Noida and Yamuna expressways will also be off-limits to heavy vehicles and autos.
However, vehicles transporting essential goods such as milk, vegetables, and medicines will be permitted to continue their operations.