Ban on bursting of crackers at public places

Hyderabad: Hyderabad City Police Commissioner M Mahendar Reddy has issued orders banning bursting of fireworks/crackers on public roads and public places during Deepavali  from 6 am on October 29 to 6 pm on November 1.

The Police Commissioner has stated that in accordance with the direction of the Supreme Court, there shall be a complete ban on bursting sound emitting firecrackers on the public roads and public places in the Twin Cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad between 10 pm and 6 am.  The noise level from crackers, drums and other instruments if any between 6 am and 10 pm should not exceed the permissible limits as notified by the Pollution Control Board.

The Police Commissioner has warned that any person violating the ban will be prosecuted under Hyderabad City Police Act and other relevant laws in force.


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