Police commissioner Sandeep Shandilya issued orders to set a deadline of 11 pm for the closure of shops and establishments, including liquor stores. (Image:Twitter)
Hyderabad: With a few days left for the state elections, the police in the twin cities revised the timings of various establishments to maintain law and order.
According to orders issued by police commissioner Sandeep Shandilya, a deadline of 11 pm will be in force for shops and establishments, including liquor stores, and zero hours (midnight) for hotels, restaurants, and bars with 2-B licences (till 1 am on weekends).
"Bars and pubs should produce their licence to the officers if required and should close by 1 am," Shandilya said. "Commuters and the general public should carry the RC, driving licences, ID, and other relevant documents and cooperate with the police officers on duty by producing their documents without any argument."
A zonal police head said: "Our main focus is on crowd gathering, especially at Irani chai points, wine shops, fast food centres, and paan shops, which can led to complications. To prevent any untoward incident, we have started to close the public places."
"I was told by a police officer that if we did not close by 10 pm, the police would bookcases against me," said Narsing Rao, a hotelier.
"Earlier, the police used to allow us to open till midnight, but for the past seven days, they have been closing all shops, taking their pictures and sending them to their seniors," he said.