Just like last year, Delhiites will have a simple noise-free and pollution-free Diwali this year. Anticipating high levels of pollution, the Delhi government has decided to bank Diwali firecrackers once again.

Announcing the state government’s decision, CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “In view of the dangerous condition of Delhi’s pollution during Diwali in the last three years, like last year, a complete ban is being imposed on the storage, sale and use of all types of firecrackers. (This is) so that people’s lives can be saved.” Addressing all traders and stockists, CM also tweeted, ” In view of seriousness of the pollution after the stocking of firecrackers by trader… last year a complete ban was imposed late, which caused losses to traders. It is an appeal to all traders (this time) that in view of the complete ban, do not store or sell firecrackers.”

But this news need not dampen your festive spirits. Diwali can be fun even without firecrackers. All you need is loving friends and family around you!

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