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No crackers after 10: Delhi Police

delhi Updated: Nov 05, 2010 00:40 IST
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No bursting of firecrackers would be allowed in the capital after 10 pm, the Delhi Police said Thursday.

“Bursting of firecrackers that emit a loud noise is banned from 10 pm to 6 am, ahead of Diwali. Firecrackers generating noise levels exceeding 125 decibels are also prohibited,” a police official said.

The loudness of sound is measured in the unit decibel. According to experts, human ears can comfortably tolerate sound upto 80 decibels.

“Crackers that only emit light can be burnt by Delhiites even after the deadline,” the official added. The Supreme Court
has banned crackers from 10 pm to 6 am. IANS