Firecracker Sale, Temporary Licenses;
Sale of firecrackers to be done from 10 to 12 November only
District Administration Allows Two Hour Window for Fire Cracking
SAS Nagar :
District Administration allotted 44 provisional licenses for sale of firecrackers in Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar district by draw of lots on Thursday.
Divulging the details, the Deputy Commissioner Mrs Aashika Jain said that a total of 1868 applications were received,out of which 1839 were found eligible to participate in the draw of lots. She said that for Mohali 14 licenses have been awarded against the total applications received in 1550.
Similarly, for Banur 25 applications were received and 4 licenses granted. In Nayagan, 10 applications were received against 01 license.
In Kharar, 3 licenses are allocated against 13 applications while in Lalru 4 licenses issued against 41 applicants. In Kurali
4 licenses were declared against 9 applications received. In Zirakpur
8 licenses were granted against the number of 40 applications. In Derabassi 6 licenses were awarded against 151 applications.
The draw was conducted amid videography in the presence of Additional Deputy Commissioner (General), Viraj S Tidke, SDM Mohali Chandrajyoti Singh and other officials (Committe Members) and general public and applicants to adopt a transparent and fair approach, she added.
Reiterating commitment to limited days sale of green firecrackers in the district, Mrs Ashika Jain said that only 15 places have been earmarked for the sale of firecrackers in the district. Sale of crackers will not be allowed anywhere other than these places.
The District Magistrate made it clear that no one will be allowed to burst firecrackers before or after the specified time and date and sell firecrackers without license.
The Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Magistrate said that on the day of Diwali (November 12) the schedule of bursting firecrackers has been fixed from 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm and on November 27 (Gurpurab of Guru Nanak Dev Ji) it will be from 4.00 am to 5.00 pm I’m the morning and from 09.00 pm to 10.00 pm.
She said that on the occasion of Diwali, stalls are allowed to be set up only at designated places on November 10, 11 and 12 from 10:00 am to 7.30 am and on November 27 from 10:00 am to 7.30 pm on the occasion of Gurpurab.
The provisional licensee can only be allowed to sell green fire crackers only, she further said. Specified locations and key terms and conditions for selling firecrackers and more information can be found on the district administration website www.sasnagar.nic.in.