CHANDIGARH: UT Chandigarh administration today ordered complete prohibition on the bursting of all types of firecrackers and fireworks within its jurisdiction with immediate effect till November 15.
However, the bursting of firecrackers will be allowed for three hours -- from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm -- on Gurpurab (the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev) on November 4, according to the order issued by Chandigarh District Magistrate Ajit Balaji Joshi.
The fresh orders came a day after Punjab and Haryana High Court yesterday allowed the bursting of firecrackers on November 4.
"The sale of firecrackers and other fireworks by the temporary licences shall only be in the areas, which are designated in the temporary licence and no temporary licensee shall sell firecrackers and other fireworks or market them at any other place except the earmarked/designated area," the order said.
The manufacture, sale or use of firecrackers generating noise level exceeding 125 dB (AI) or 145 dB (C) pk at 4 meters distance from the point of bursting will be banned, the order said.
"For individual firecracker constituting the series, the said limit reduced by 5 log 10 (N) dB, where N= number of crackers joined together, shall be banned," it further said.
The manufacturers have been asked to mention details of its chemical contents on the each box of firecrackers and that it satisfies the requirement as laid by the Department of Explosives, the order said.
On October 9, the Supreme Court had banned sale of fireworks until October 31 in Delhi-NCR, dealing a body blow to the traders and businessmen dealing in them.