Ahead of Ganesh festival, Hyderabad police decides to ban on bursting of crackers

Hyderabad: Ahead of the Ganesh festival in Hyderabad, the city police has decided to impose a ban on bursting crackers in public places from 6 a.m. on September 18.

Hyderabad City Police Commissioner C.V. Anand announced on Monday that bursting or throwing firecrackers on roads and public places is strictly prohibited from 6 a.m. on September 18 to 6 a.m. on September 30. He also appealed to all citizens to maintain peace and tranquility for the smooth conduct of the Ganesh festival and immersion processions.

Speaking to siasat.com, the SHO of Abids police station, T. Narsimha Raju, confirmed that the orders to implement the ban on bursting crackers in public places were issued by the Commissioner of Police during a video conference.

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