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Tamil Nadu government fixes time slot for bursting crackers on Diwali

The people in Tamil Nadu would be permitted to to burst firecrackers between the specified time slots on Diwali in line with the Supreme Court directive, said a government release.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Chennai [ Published on: November 02, 2018 16:13 IST ]
The release also urged people of the state to burst

The release also urged people of the state to burst crackers with low decibel and pollution levels.

The Tamil Nadu government on Friday fixed 6 am to 7am and 7pm to 8 pm as slots for bursting firecrackers on Diwali.

The festival falls on November 6 (Tuesday) in the state.

The people in Tamil Nadu would be permitted to to burst firecrackers between the specified time slots on Diwali in line with the Supreme Court directive, said a government release.

The release also urged people of the state to burst crackers with low decibel and pollution levels.

It also asked the people to refrain from bursting firecrackers near hospitals and places of worship.

The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board would study the air quality seven days before and after the festival in all the corporation limits.

On Tuesday (October 30), the state government had said it would consult stakeholders regarding the Supreme Court's decision of allowing the state to pick a two-hour slot for bursting firecrackers on Diwali.

The Supreme Court had modified its earlier order of fixing an 8-10 pm slot, saying the time would be changed for southern states like Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, but will not exceed the two-hour duration.

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