The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, October 13
The UT Chandigarh Administration has imposed a complete ban on the sale and use of firecrackers of any kind in its territory.
The directions were issued as a containment measure to prevent the risk of the spread of COVID-19 due to the polluted atmosphere created by the bursting of firecrackers.
These orders issued by the administration on Tuesday have come into force with immediate effect and will remain in force until further orders.
“Any violation of the orders will invite penal action under Section 51 to 60 of Disaster Management Act, 2005 besides legal action under Section 188 of the IPC and other provisions as applicable,” read the orders issued by Dharampal, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator UT Chandigarh.