The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation on Monday banned bursting or lighting of firecrackers at public locations throughout the upcoming Diwali pageant, underneath its jurisdiction. The firecrackers ban in Mumbai has been proposed in view of Covid-19 pandemic and the early winter that has set in.
“Use of soundless firecrackers like ‘phooljhadi’, ‘anar’ allowed between 8 pm till 10 pm on Diwali only,” BMC mentioned.
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States corresponding to Delhi and West Bengal have banned firecrackers this 12 months.
Meanwhile, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday imposed a complete ban on sale or use of every kind of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR from the midnight of November 9 to the midnight of November 30.
The NGT additionally directed all states and Union Territories to provoke particular drives to comprise air air pollution from all sources in view of the potential of aggravation of COVID-19.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday maintained that the state authorities won’t ban firecrackers this Diwali and appealed to the folks to chorus from utilizing them within the curiosity of well being and security of all.
Addressing the state over social media platforms, he mentioned: “(Covid-19) cases in Delhi have increased because of pollution that weakens the respiratory system. We could have banned firecrackers but we are not doing that. This year, we have celebrated many festivals with simplicity. You have always listened to me and I know you will continue to do so. Celebrate Diwali, light lamps, enjoy faraal (delicacies prepared in Maharashtrian homes) but avoid firecrackers.”
“I don’t want to impose an emergency by banning firecrackers. But I am placing my trust in you. Diwali is the festival of lights and you must avoid crowds and pollution. Don’t let coronavirus come in through the doors that you open for happiness and prosperity,” he added.