Chandigarh has been fully indulged in the celebration of Diwali 2017 and UT Administration has issued a license to crackers traders as well. Although the number of licenses has been reduced many times from last year Diwali festival. In 2016, UT issued 480 licenses to cracker traders for the sale of crackers on the occasion of Diwali. But for Diwali 2017, UT administration has only issued 96 licenses to the traders for the sale of crackers.
In a total of Tricity, 13 traders of Panchkula, 14 traders from Mohali and rest from Chandigarh have been issued crackers licenses to sell during Diwali festival in the designated places. Earlier it was rumored that following Supreme Court’s rule, Punjab & Haryana High Court will also ban on bursting crackers this Diwali.
Diwali 2017: Places from where to buy Crackers in Chandigarh, Mohali & Panchkula
Not only the number of licenses but also the number of places for the sale of crackers in Chandigarh and around has been reduced to 9 only. Earlier crackers were sold in 17 different sites of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali, but for Diwali 2017 it has been reduced to only 9. Here’re the places from where you can buy crackers for celebrating 2017 Diwali in Chandigarh- Masjid ground (Sector 20), Ramlila Maidan (Sector 46), Dusherra Ground (Sector 24), Sabzi Mandi ground (Sector 43 & Sector 29), In open space (Sector 33 C), Adjoining temple (Sector 37 C), Manimajra (Near Housing Board) and Ramdarbar Car Bazaar.
Whereas if you are resident of Panchkula & Mohali then you have to buy crackers from Hafed Ground (Sector 5) and Near Bassi cinema (Phase 2) and Dusherra Ground (Phase 8) respectively. Also, the licensee cracker traders are only allowed to sell crackers only for 3 days in Chandigarh and around i.2 from 17 to 19 October 2017.
And the Punishment of Illegal sale of Crackers in Chandigarh FOR Diwali 2017
Even UT administration also has an eye over the illegal sale of crackers in Chandigarh on Diwali festival this year. Anybody found selling crackers without the license from the UT Administration will get punished under the section 188 of IPC. And the violator may be imprisoned for 2 years in jail or Rs. 1000 fine will be imposed on the person for the selling of crackers illegally in or around Chandigarh. And the same section will be in effect till 26th October 2017 as per the orders.
So stay safe and play safe Chandigarh, Wish you all a very happy Diwali 2017.