Chandigarh imposes complete ban on use of firecrackers

Any violation of the orders will invite penal action

Chandigarh imposes complete ban on use of firecrackers

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Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, October 12

Keeping in mind the NGT orders, the Chandigarh Administration has decided to impose a complete ban on sale or use of firecrackers of any kind, throughout the Union Territory of Chandigarh.

After extensive consultation with health, environment experts and other stakeholders it has been decided that the toxic air rising out of the crackers is likely to affect the health, therefore residents must avoid bursting crackers this festive season.

The decision has been taken keeping in view the ongoing Covid-19 situation, said an order of National Green Tribunal and Disaster Management Act.

Any violation of the orders will invite penal action under Section 51 to 60 of Disaster Management Act, 2005 besides legal action under Section 188 of the IPC and other provisions as applicable.

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