UP cities witness smoggy morning post Diwali, firecracker ban defied

Even after ban, residents of Kanpur and Moradabad burst firecrackers. Air quality of the city took a toll. Waste of firecrackers was seen on the roads of the cities. Air Quality Index indicates 'severe' air quality in Kanpur and 'very poor' in Moradabad. The UP government banned the use and sale of all types of firecrackers in several districts.