Staff Reporter

Manufacture, sale or use of fire crackers generating noise level exceeding 125 db prohibited

PUDUCHERRY: The Puducherry Pollution Control Committee, Department of Science and Technology and Environment, Government of Puducherry has said that the use of fire works and fire crackers would not be permitted between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. during the forth-coming Deepavali festival as per the interim directions of the Supreme Court.

According to a press release, the committee said that the manufacture, sale or use of fire crackers generating noise level exceeding 125 db at four metres distance has been strictly prohibited.

Fire crackers should not be used at any time in silence zone.

Silence zone areas comprise not less than 100 metres around hospitals, religious places, educational institutions and court buildings, it added.