The Chandigarh administration on Thursday told the Punjab and Haryana High Court that 62 cases have been registered in the city till October 24 for violation of court’s orders on the use and sale of crackers. During the resumed hearing of the case on the suo moto cognizance case on air quality in the region, the deputy commissioner in a detailed written submission said a “significant decrease in noise level as well as better air quality” was recorded during the Diwali festival as compared to last year.
The administration informed the High Court that three enforcement teams, headed by sub-divisional magistrates and an officer and administration official, were constituted for proper implementation of the prohibitory orders on the bursting of crackers.
The division bench of the High Court on Thursday observed the order on limited bursting of the crackers was not meant to harass anyone but to educate and motivate people regarding the issue. The case will next come up for hearing on November 1.
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