All Firecrackers Banned In Delhi; Pay Rs 1 Lakh Penalty For Burning Crackers, Green Crackers Also Banned
As expected, AAP-led Delhi Govt headed by CM Arvind Kejriwal has banned all firecrackers in the national capital.
Will this stop pollution and help to curb the spread of coronavirus?
Delhi Govt Bans All Firecrackers Ahead Of Diwali
Since the air quality in Delhi has become worse, and the number of coronavirus infections has hit an all-time high, Delhi Govt has decided to ban all sorts of firecrackers in the national capital.
This can be regarded as an important decision, which can help reduce pollution, and allow Delhites to breathe.
The Duration Of The Ban
The ban on the sale, purchase, and burning of firecrackers across Delhi will be implemented between November 7th to November 30th.
Diwali is on November 14th.
Earlier, Delhi Govt had allowed only green crackers during Diwali, like last year.
But this year, due to rising pollution and coronavirus cases, all sorts of firecrackers have been banned.
Delhi CM said, “There are adverse effects of both coronavirus and pollution this year. Delhi government, along with the people of the city, is making all efforts to deal with the issue. The situation is deteriorating due to pollution.”
Penalty Of Rs 1 Lakh For Burning Firecrackers
As reported earlier, Delhi Govt will impose a penalty of Rs 1 lakh on anyone who is found selling or purchasing or burning firecrackers within the city limits.
Earlier, the penalty was waived off for green crackers, but as per the latest Delhi Govt. notification, even green crackers are not allowed this year.
How Will Delhi Govt Catch Culprits?
Delhi Pollution Control Committee and 11 special teams will carry surveillance of the city, and find out if anyone is burning firecrackers.
They have been provided with special rights to impose the penalty on anyone caught selling or burning or purchasing crackers.
Besides, a special Green App has been launched by the Delhi Govt, wherein citizens can report any such cases of burning crackers, or any other case of waste burning, industrial pollution and more.
We will keep you updated as more details come in.