From 10 p.m. on December 31 to 1 a.m. on January 1, no alcohol will be sold in bars, bars linked to hotels, or any other venues where alcohol is sold, according to the Madras High Court. The Madras High Court has granted permission for Puducherry to celebrate the New Year. The court, on the other hand, has placed restrictions on the selling of alcoholic beverages. Liquor shall not be sold from 10 p.m. (December 31) until 1 a.m., according to the court (January 1, 2022). On New Year’s Eve, only resorts and restaurants with a special liquor license will be permitted to serve alcohol.
Two cases of the Omicron variant have recently been discovered in Puducherry. However, the court has allowed New Year’s Eve celebrations under strict COVID-19 guidelines. To keep the celebrations under control, the Union Territory will form several teams of health, revenue, and police authorities who will personally watch them. Following this, Lt. Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan directed the UT administration to take all necessary steps to ensure that COVID-19 acceptable behavior is strictly enforced in order to avoid a spike in cases during the holiday season.
Tourists from India and even overseas have already arrived in Puducherry, according to reports, and all of the hotels are fully booked. The most important and anticipated event will take place at Old Port for three days, on December 30, 31, and January 1. Currently, only 2000 to 3000 people will be allowed to attend the event. There will also be live music and dancing performances.