In order to prevent any untoward incidents on the upcoming Diwali festival, the Tarn Taran administration has banned manufacturing, sale and storage of fireworks everywhere and has also set particular rules in this regard to make the festival safe.
Ensuring safety of the people, the administration issued orders that without license, shopkeepers could not store or sell the fireworks.
In presence of various officials from the district administration, assistant commissioner Amarinder Singh Tiwana conducted a meeting on Sunday with wholesalers and retailers of the fireworks and asked them to follow instructions issued in this regard.
“Even if any shopkeeper has the license, he will not be allowed to sell the fireworks outside shops alongside the streets, roads and markets in wake of safety of ordinary people and transport. Nor they can manufacture or store in residential areas,” Tiwana said.
“The spots have been allotted to the shopkeepers for its sale in all places in the district. Water, sand and fire brigade teams will be available on these spots to control any untoward incident. For ordinary people too, lighting of the fireworks will be prohibited right from 10 pm to 6 am next day,” he said after the meeting, adding, “If anybody would violate the instructions, he will be liable for strict legal action.”
He also appealed ordinary people to light the fireworks in least quantity in view of pollution, which is increasing day by day.