• | Monday | April 12, 2021

The nightly curfew, the upper limit for wedding guests in Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad, has forced organizers to move the venue to Gurugram. According to the report, the hall owners said inquiries from areas where restrictions existed increased. Many weddings have moved forward during the day instead of at night, while others have postponed them until the situation stabilizes.

The COVID-19 cases have raised alarm bells in the state capital as the city recorded 10,744 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday amid the fourth wave. The night curfew was imposed in Delhi and Noida from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. to contain the spread of infections.

The nightly curfew, the upper limit for wedding guests in Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad, has forced organizers to move the venue to Gurugram.

According to the report, the hall owners said inquiries from areas where restrictions existed increased.

Many believed that at the beginning of the wedding season, the wedding would take place at night, making it difficult for them to hold it during the day.

People looking for venues

According to the city’s wedding planner, people are now looking for venues in Gurugram, Mussoorie, and Dehradun as restrictions have come up in NCR cities. Many are planning to postpone the event and others are planning a small day or evening ceremony, as reported.

Tents full of calls

The President of the Haryana Tent Dealers Association also said they have been inundated with calls from NCR cities amid the recent curbs. People said they had no choice but to change venues as auspicious occasions would be held at night.

Curfew in Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad

The three cities are on lockdown from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. at night as cases have increased at an alarming rate. Also, the number of guests at Delhi weddings has been set at 50. In UP, no more than 100 people are allowed to gather in open areas and 50 in indoor areas.

In Haryana, according to the guidelines, 50% of the total capacity of the indoor hall should be occupied. However, the number of guests should not exceed 200. No more than 500 people can gather in lawns and open spaces.

However, one of the banquet owners from Delhi said around 25% of the bookings have been canceled.

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