With a view to ensure a check on pollution in Gurugram during Diwali celebration, district administration imposed Section 144 in the city on Friday. Through an order, the administration has allowed cracker bursting only for two hours in the city, from 8 pm to 10 pm.
The order also prohibits bursting of firecrackers before and after Diwali.
The administration has, however, given permission to sell or manufacture either green crackers or those which emit less pollution. Only traders having licence can sell firecrackers permitted by the Supreme Court.
The crackers, which cause noise and air pollution and leave behind solid waste are completely banned in the district.
Considering Supreme Court's order to earmark places for community cracker bursting during Diwali, the administration has designated places like HUDA Ground Sector 29, Beri Wala Bagh near Mini secretariat, HUDA Ground Sector 5, Devi Lal Stadium, Sohna, HUDA Ground Sector 1 Pataudi, Sector 47 City Centre near Bhaktawar Singh Chowk, Open Space near Aggrawal Dharamshala, Haily Mandi, Purana Ramleela Ground, Farrukh Nagar etc. for the same.
Strict action would be taken against anyone found violating the orders. The orders are effective till October 28.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commisioner Amit Khatri, instructed officials, especially police officers, to ensure that fireworks take place only within the designated time and at the designated places.
He said, “In case any violation take place, the station house officer (SHO) of the concerned police station of the area shall be held personally liable for such violation and this would amount to committing contempt of court.”