City traders fear restrictions post Batala cracker unit blast

  • | Friday | 6th September, 2019

Neeraj BaggaTribune News ServiceAmritsar, September 5After the blast in a firecracker manufacturing unit in Batala that claimed 23 lives, local cracker traders fear more restrictions in the forthcoming festive season. The district houses two Union Government-licenced firecracker manufacturing units and over 30 storages, with each of them having capacity to maintain nearly 1,500-kg stock. Dealers and stockists say strict implementation of norms had curbed the activities of illegal firecracker units. The authorities are always on a lookout for a suitable place to establish cracker market. It was declared unfit for a firecracker market as there was no sufficient space between two shops in the area.

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