To ensure safety and to reduce noise as well as air pollution, Kamrup DC Biswajit Pegu has issued an order based on the Supreme Court’s guidelines on the bursting of firecrackers.
According to the order, the bursting of crackers will be allowed from 8 pm to 10 pm in Guwahati. The order The Kamrup (M) DC has also fixed the decibel limit for the firecrackers at the maximum of 125DB.
It may be mentioned here that this year, the SC gave State governments the flexibility to choose a time slot for bursting firecrackers, however, maintaining its earlier order of allowing it for only two hours on festival days.
Meanwhile, the Kamrup (M) district administration has identified 20 places in Guwahati to sell firecrackers. It has also formed 5 Task Forces to keep a check on vendors violating the restriction placed on the selling of firecrackers.