On one hand it may seem logical from the government's point of view of requesting the public as currently there is very less production of electricity but you cannot impose it. First thing the public is paying money for the electricity and the second thing is its something related to culture and tradition.
If the people in leadership are not able to manage and work out then they should give up their position.
Despite the fact that government issued a notice regarding this people will be doing it as its their right and they have been doing this since ages.
One thing that really amazed me was when the government knew that the notice would be ignored then why did they issue one?
May be in public interest but it suited only the notice for the sake.