Authorities Patrol Ends, Firecrackers Go Off in UP Cities Taking AQI Past ‘Dangerous’ Levels
Ghaziabad: Individuals rupture fire crackers throughout ‘Diwali’ events in Ghaziabad, Saturday, Nov. 14,2020 Due to rising air contamination and danger of spike in Covid infections, various states and Union Territories throughout the nation have either imposed a total restriction on fire crackers on Diwali or allowed them with heavy limitations. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma)
Reports of firecrackers being used in spite of the restriction are likewise came in from cities like Kanpur where AQI was 750 on Sunday morning.
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The ban on firecrackers in 13 Uttar Pradesh cities showed ineffectiveas individuals rupture crackers with a vengeance on Diwali night. The air quality index in Lucknow zoomed to 881 by midnight and settled at 427 on Sunday morning.
In Rajajipuram area, the AQI was 752 on Sunday morning and Naka Hind, Qaiserbagh and Lalbagh locations taped AQI at 450– all in the ‘dangerous’ category.
Most people avoided bursting crackers till about 8 pm when paddy wagon were seen patrolling the different areas.
However, after 9 pm, individuals freaked out rupturing firecrackers, even the high decibel ones.
Rakesh Khatri, a business owner here, who burst a Rs 10,000 firecracker, explained, “I had actually bought these crackers much before the ban was revealed. Keeping the crackers can be harmful because we have kids in your house so I needed to use them. When my neighbours starting bursting crackers after the Diwali puja, I likewise followed fit.”
Reports of firecrackers being used in spite of the ban are likewise came in from cities like Kanpur where AQI was 750 on Sunday morning.
Other cities that defied the ban include Meerut, Moradabad and a number of other cities in western districts.
A senior cops official stated that the administration has kept in mind of people defying the restriction and necessary action would be taken against those responsible.
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