On the basis of the application given by the District Crackers Vendor Association Dhamtari, the Subdivisional Magistrate Dhamtari has given permission to set up a temporary cracker shop in the Mission Ground at Dhamtari from today to 15 November. According to the information received from Sub-Divisional Magistrate Dhamtari, necessary guidelines have been given in view of security at the cracker sale site. Under this, firecrackers have to strictly follow the guidelines issued by the Supreme Court of New Delhi. Also, the cracker should be sold by the authorized licensee. A distance of at least three meters between each two firecrackers shops should be left as security. Hotels, tea, paan shops will not be allowed at the cracker shop site.
It is reported that each shopkeeper must place a sand bucket, a bucket of water in front of the shop. Smoking in the firecracker shop area will be prohibited completely and will not keep any kind of fire item. Under the electrical system for the firecracker shop, leakage wire and open wire will not be used, so that short circuit is not possible. If an electric line is used, it will have to be fixed firmly either on the wall or on the roof and no wires will be hanging. For these, the switch will have to be installed on the wall and it will be mandatory for all shops in a row to install master switch. Each master switch should be equipped with a fuse or circuit breaker, so that the electric current automatically stops when there is a short circuit. Municipal Corporation Dhamtari has been asked to keep fire brigade and water tanker and Nagar Sena Dhamtari as fire brigade compulsorily till the firecracker sale period.