Use of firecrackers restricted in Shimla

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Shimla Oct 16 (UNI) Local authorities have banned Diwali revellers from possessing, selling, using, transporting and importing crackers and other fireworks in Shimla Municipal Area except at places notified for this purpose.

District Magistrate J.S. Rana, through an order issued here today, said crackers and fire works were allowed only in Ice-Skating Rink, Ground opposite Gopal Mandir Boileauganj, space along the road beyond PWD parking towards Chhota Shimla on Sanjauli Chotta Shimla road, Khalini Bye Pass near Trilok Chand shop, space near New Shimla Bus Stand and Subzi Mandi Dhalli.

Above order has been issued in view to avoid serious accidents causing damage and injury to human life and property of a large population due to explosion of crackers and other fire related incidents on the occasion of Deepawali Festival.

This order shall remain in force up to October 30.

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