6 Nov 2018 | 2 min Read
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If you’re hearing far lesser booms and bangs this Diwali, it is all thanks to the Supreme Court’s orders for a noise and pollution-free festival.
The Supreme Court has banned the sale and use of firecrackers in the Delhi NCR area due to excessive pollution, and restricted the use of crackers in other states for two hours on festive days. The court left the choice of the two-hour slot to the states.
Earlier, the time slots were decided as 8.00pm to 10.00pm for Diwali and 11.50pm to 12.00am on Christmas and New Year’s.
But after a plea from the Tamilnadu government to reschedule the time slot to 4am to 6am, the court permitted the states to choose appropriate time slots.
In case you’re wondering when you can burst crackers in your city, here’s the time schedule:
Stay safe and happy this Diwali. May the festival light up the year for you!