The heavily criticised decision of banning the sale of Firecrackers in the Delhi-NCR region has upset quite a few. According to the order, which the SC refuses to modify, the sale of firecrackers was banned till October 31. In response to this, the Gurgaon administration has allowed residents to burn crackers between 6 pm to 10 pm on Diwali and has also imposed IPC section 144 in the city.
Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh said “We have framed certain guidelines for those who have already purchased crackers. They can burn them from 6 pm to 10 pm on October 19″. “We have imposed a ban on those crackers that make a noise of more than 145 decibels. We have also directed the people not to use firecrackers within the radius of 500 meters from Indane bottling plant situated in Badshahpur and 100 meters away from fuel stations,” he said.
The admin has also asked the residents to burn the crackers 100 meters away from private and government hospitals, educational institutions, religious places, and courts.