Nearly four tonnes of garbage was produced during the few hours of festivities on the night of Deepavali in Adilabad town while air pollution during this period remained unmeasured.

Municipal sweepers began their work early due to piling up of garbage the, comprising mostly biodegradable paper, on almost all the streets.

The garbage collecting tractors and autos had to be operated extra time to bring order on the streets with regard to sanitation.

Municipal Sanitary Inspector Md. Ayaz said about 30 tonnes of garbage was produced everyday in the town. The debris of the firecrackers was about one-eighth of this quantity, the official added.

Waste collecting tractors and autos had to be operated extra time