Revoke 100% Movie Theatre Occupancy Decision, Centre Tells Tamil Nadu


    Withdraw 100% Film Theatre Tenancy Decision, Centre Informs Tamil Nadu

    Tamil Nadu was the very first state to enable 100 per cent occupancy in motion picture theatres (File)

    Hundred percent tenancy in film theatres can not be enabled yet, the Union house ministry told Tamil Nadu today. The AIADMK federal government of the state, which lifted the limitations on motion picture theatres last week, was informed to scrap its order making that allowance.

    The Union house ministry has so far allowed 50 per cent tenancy in film theatres outside containment zones as part of the phased unlock procedure.

    Giving that suggestion to the state, a letter from the Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said the Home Ministry has extended those standards till January 31.

    ” State/UT federal governments shall not water down these guidelines … in any way and will strictly impose the very same,” the letter read, indicating the ministry guidelines.

    The letter also mentioned a Supreme Court order that asked states to impose Covid-appropriate behaviour, including wearing of masks and keeping social distancing.


    ” In view of the above, the GoTN (Federal Government of Tamil Nadu) is requested to immediately provide required order to bring their guidelines in line with the MHA standards dated 28 th December 2020 and inform compliance to this ministry,” the letter read.

    Tamil Nadu, which had actually opened cinema halls with 50 per cent tenancy in November, will have its assembly elections later this year.

    The authorization for 100 per cent tenancy was released two days ago after requests from lots of movie stars to increase capability prior to Pongal.

    As per the alert issued by the state government, in order to produce awareness among the viewers, the preventive steps for COVID-19 will likewise be evaluated during the showtime.

    ( the headline, this story has actually not been released by Important India News staff and is released from a syndicated feed.).


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