In order to maintain law and order, and to prevent incidents of breach of peace and accidents while flying kites during the Sankranthi festival on January 14 and 15, the Hyderabad Commissioner Of Police Anjani Kumar, IPS, ordered that kite-flying on all thoroughfares and in and around places of worship be prohibited.
The CP also said any person violating the order would be prosecuted under the Hyderabad City Police Act. The order will be in force from 6 am on January 14 to 6 am on January 16.
The CP also appealed to parents to advise their children not to fly kites from terraces which do not have parapet walls, to avoid any untoward incidents.
"They should also advise their children not to run on the roads while flying kites or trying to collect stray kites. Children should be made aware of their susceptability to electrocution if they try to collect stray kites from electric poles. Revellers should also not collect wood forcibly for bonfires, and should use wood only with the consent of the owners," he added.