Mumbai, November 9: BMC has announced a ban on firecrackers in Mumbai at public places ahead of Diwali 2020. However, the use of soundless firecrackers like 'phooljhadi', 'anar' will be allowed between 8 pm to 10 pm on Diwali night only.
There are certain restrictions that need to be followed like one should burst the soundless crackers only near the society by keeping in mind the precautionary guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic. Firecrackers Banned in Delhi-NCR From Midnight Till November 30, Says NGT Ahead of Diwali 2020.
Similarly, in Delhi, the National Green Tribunal on Monday imposed a blanket ban on firecrackers in Delhi and neighbouring areas from midnight to November 30. The ban on firecrackers has been imposed ahead of Diwali due to rising pollution in the national capital and its adverse impact on patients infected with coronavirus (COVID-19).
BMC imposes ban on firecrackers ahead of Diwali 2020:
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) bans bursting of firecrackers in public places under its jurisdiction. Use of soundless firecrackers like 'phooljhadi', 'anar' allowed between 8pm till 10 pm on Diwali only.
— ANI (@ANI) November 9, 2020
The Haryana government also announced a ban on firecrackers and allowed its use only between 8 pm till 10 pm on Diwali and Gurupurab, and 11.55 pm till 1230 am on Christmas and New Year's eve.