Ahead of Sankranti Festival, the Hyderabad Police took a decision over flying kites in the city. In order to maintain law and order, prevent violence and any disturbance during the celebration of Sankranti festival, kite flying will be regulated during January 14-16.
Hyderabad Police Commissioner V.V. Srinivas Rao has prohibited kite flying on all thoroughfares and in and around places of worship. The order will be in effect from 6 a.m on January 14 to 6 am January 16.
Citizens of the city have been advised that children should not be allowed to fly kites from the terraces which do not have parapet walls, to avoid any untoward incident.
They have also been requested to make their children aware of the perils of chasing kites which are floating through the air after a kite battle, running on the roads and trying to pull kites off electric poles.
Revellers will not be allowed to collect wood forcibly for bonfires. Any person found violating the orders shall be liable for prosecution under the Hyderabad City Police Act, 1348 Fasli (No. IX).
The order shall be in force with effect from morning 6 am on January 14.