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The Particulate Matter (PM) levels in Hyderabad’s air shot up so sharply on Deepavali night, that they were four to five times more than the levels recorded on a normal day.
IT was not all hunky-dory for the twin cities by the time the festival of lights came to a conclusion on Wednesday.
The police crackdown, however, has drawn flak from opposition parties, which termed the action "ridiculous" and demanded the withdrawal of all cases.
Members of the Sadar Bazar Welfare Association sold firecrackers inside bitter gourds, cauliflowers, capsicums and ladies' fingers.
A packet of Lakshmi bomb, which cost Rs 650 to Rs 700 last year, was sold at prices ranging from Rs 800 to Rs 850.
The police have also registered 29 cases following the Supreme Court order on the sale of old firecrackers, a senior police official said Monday.
According to police, 625 kilogram of firecrackers were seized from Sadar Bazar, 11.1 kg firecrackers and 7.9 kg firecrackers were seized by teams from Subzi Mandi and Burari police stations.
In a circular, the state government has further directed that crackers can be burnt only for four days starting November 5.
The State government fixed 6 am to 7 am and 7 pm to 8 pm as slots for bursting crackers on Deepavali day. An advisory was issued not to burst high-decibel serial crackers.
“We will announce the time slot in a day or two after discussing with a few experts. We will hold a meeting about this by Friday,” said T M Vijay Bhaskar, Chief Secretary to Government.
The victims were identified as Gyanaranjan Mishra and his wife Jhunamani Mishra.
Tamil Nadu has to enforce the verdict of the Supreme Court by implementing the two-hour cracker schedule on more than five crore people during Deepavali on November 6.
A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said firecrackers already produced can be sold in this festival season only in other parts of the country.
A bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan made it clear that the total duration of time to burst crackers should not exceed two hours as ruled on October 23.