In preparation for the upcoming Diwali festival, the PCMC has implemented a strict policy regarding firecracker stalls. To ensure safety, the fire department and all eight regional offices are granting permission for stalls upon payment of a fee. Currently, 60 businesses have obtained permission, and the fire department has warned of consequences for unlicensed stalls.
The PCMC has urged all traders to comply with regulations and obtain permission before setting up stalls.
As per the information provided, approximately 60 individuals have submitted applications to establish fireworks stalls within the city limits, and they have been granted approval by the fire department. In the event that any illegal firecracker stalls are erected, the encroachment department of the regional office will take appropriate action. To prevent fire-related incidents, sand must be placed near the stall. Smoking cigarettes and storing flammable materials in the firecracker stall area is strictly prohibited, and children should be kept away from the stall. The PCMC has urged citizens to maintain a steady water supply.
The municipal corporation must be approached by businesses in order to establish fireworks stalls, as stated by VijayKumar Thorat, Assistant Commissioner of the Fire Department.
A permission fee of Rs 1,000 is charged to the 60 firecracker stall owners who have been granted approval by the fire department. It is essential to adhere to the regulations and guidelines provided.