SC orders Delhi Police to not issue more than 500 licenses for selling of firecrackers

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New Delhi, Sept 12: In the wake of rising pollution in the national capital, the Supreme Court ordered that Delhi Police would strictly issue not more than 500 licenses for selling of firecrackers in Delhi during this year’s Dussehra and Diwali.

As the festivals are on the way, thus the direction have been issued to maintain the air quality in Delhi, as earlier a thick layer of smoke engulfed the capital for many days increasing breathing problems among the people.

A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta said Haryana and Uttar Pradesh too, should ensure that retail outlets in the NCR region falling in their states were reduced by 50 per cent.

Putting a ceiling of 5,000 ton on the sale of explosives in Delhi, the court in its order said no firecrackers would be allowed to enter Delhi and the NCR from other regions.

Wefornews Bureau

 

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