Firecrackers banned in Mumbai municipal Corporation
Mumbai: BMC has banned firecrackers in its limits effective immediately till November 30. They said that no firecrackers can be lit in private or public places. It also bans hotels and other commercial establishments to conduct fireworks shows.
Health minister Rajesh Tope had said that they are not issuing a state-wide ban but will be asking the public to exercise restraint. On Sunday in his address to the state, CM Uddhav Thackeray also advised citizens to avoid polluting firecrackers. BMC commissioner IS Chahal said the corporation was hoping to avoid a second wave of COVID-19 by having a cracker free Diwali.
The circular further notes that on the evening of November 14, citizens will be allowed to use mild fireworks like fuljhadi and anar within housing society premises in a limited manner, but no fireworks will be allowed in public places.violators will be booked under the Epidemics Act and Disaster Management Act. The circular also cautions people that hand sanitisers and disinfectant liquids could be inflammable so adequate care is taken while using them around firecrackers.