Penalty of ₹1 lakh to be paid upon violating wedding norms amid lockdown in Jaipur & other Raj dists
It is also mandatory for the family to show the wedding film to the SDM when required.
Amidst the stern lockdown guidelines announced by the Rajasthan government on Monday, penalties have also been drafted, in case one fails to stick to the assigned COVID protocols. The guidelines for the ongoing lockdown till May 17, mentions a penalty of ₹1 lakh, in a scenario where the number of guests attending a wedding goes beyond the set limit of 31. Along with a limit on the number of people, the instructions stated that if the wedding party flouts the set deadline of three hours, another fine of ₹1 lakh will be charged.
Jaipur & other districts under the radar
In the middle of the surging COVID cases in Rajasthan, the government issued a limit on the number of guests attending a wedding and a three-hour time restriction, for the wedding ceremony to take place. Along with a ₹1 lakh penalty on defiance of these guidelines issued, another ₹5,000 fine will be charged in case the family fails to give all the right information to the Sub-Divisional Magistrate about the marriage function. It is also mandatory for the family to show the wedding film to the SDM when required.
Jaipur COVID Update
While still struggling with the second COVID wave, Jaipur witnessed a downward curve on its daily graph on Monday. May 3 saw a slight relief in the growing COVID cases in the Pink City, with a total of 3,585 new cases reported, in contrast to 4,456 cases on May 2. The number of recovered patients also was a step up on the graph, with a total of 2,011 new recoveries and 40 more fatalities added to the death toll.