96 get license to sell crackers in Chandigarh: It has been decided that who would sell firecrackers in Chandigarh on Diwali. A total 96 persons have been issued a license to sell the crackers on festival. The draw of lots was conducted outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office yesterday.Deputy Commissioner Ajit Balaji Joshi finalise the decision to give permission. They were issued licenses till evening.The draw of lots began at 5 pm. Over 600 traders had applied for license. Members of the Cracker Shops Association and other traders took out slips during the draw.The administration has reduced the number of locations from 17 to 9 for selling firecrackers in the city. On October 13, the Punjab and Haryana High Court had ordered fixing a three-hour slot for bursting of crackers on Diwali.The licences will be valid for three days till Diwali.
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