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She has also appealed to the denizens for refraining from using polythene in holika and other places.“Sale of herbal colours has gone up this year as most people opt for environment friendly and safe Holi celebrations now”, said Ram Lal Kerservani, another wholesaler of the city. Allahabad: The power department in Sangam City has appealed to people to not perform Holika Dahan close to transformers and overhead electricity cables and not throw wet clothes on wires as it may lead to ppower snags.Similarly, the Prayagraj municipal corporation has also appealed to not spoil the newly-constructed roads and saplings planted in mid of the roads.Around 350 Holika have been arranged at various localities of the city, many of which are underneath high-tension wires and near transformers.“We have appealed to people to refrain from lighting Holika close to transformers and electric cables given the possibilities of accident, besides, the department has also urged revellers not to throw wet clothes on overhead cables”, said executive engineer Rambagh, Balakram.City mayor Abhilasha Gupta said, “We have appealed to the masses to carefully light Holika by placing a layer of bricks so that it does not damage the newly-constructed roads”.

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