The city witnessed a relatively peaceful Diwali, with a drastic dip in the number of crackers burnt and air quality better than other years.
It seems the Supreme Court ban on firecrackers really worked in Gurgaon. The city witnessed a relatively peaceful Diwali, with a drastic dip in the number of crackers burnt and air quality better than other years.
Speaking to City Spidey, Raj Kumar Yadav, president of the Sector 46 RWA, said, “Residents of the sector refrained from bursting crackers; we hardly had anyone burning them. We are happy that our no-cracker campaign helped create awareness about the polluting effects of cracker bursting.”
The areas found to be most peaceful were South City I and II, Sohna Road, sectors 14 and 17, and DLF Phase 1 and 2.
DK Yadav, president of the Sector 17B RWA, said, “We had very few houses engaged in burning firecrackers. So overall the scene was pretty quiet. However, this time the stress was on decoration of houses more than crackers.”
It seems it really was a healthy Diwali in Gurgaon, with lesser air and noise pollution this year.