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Standard operating procedure (SOP) for picnickers by the Assam Police.

The Assam Police has released a standard operating procedure (SOP) for picnics in order to control the movement. The SOP makes clear that, 1) there should be no overcrowding in the picnic going vehicles. 2) There should be no trading of illicit liquor in or around the picnic spots. 3) The drivers of the vehicles are not to be allowed to consume any intoxicants before driving. 4) No loud music on the vehicles is allowed. 5) The local police are to conduct continuous raids on the dhabas where illicit liquors are sold. 6) There should not be any movement of picnic parties before sunrise or after sunset. 7) The local police station should be informed of the origin and destination of travel. 8) The local police should have one surveillance group, if required, to assist with VDPs in every picnic spot, which will help to detect any illicit or illegal activity in or around picnic spots. 9) Sufficient lighting facilities should be provided in and around the vulnerable picnic spots. 10) A sufficient parking area should be earmarked for every picnic spot. 11) The bus drivers responsible for the transportation of picnic parties should be properly briefed and should be in proper footwear. 12) Picnic parties should ensure that no movement takes place during fog.

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