The Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) has asked its passengers not to bring firecrackers on trains ahead of Diwali. HMRL has asked passengers not to bring firecrackers on trains ahead of Diwali, and posters have been placed at various stations to remind them.
Carrying such objects is prohibited, according to officials, because it could endanger the safety and security of everyone using the metro system, including staff and members of the general public.
Passenger traffic is expected to increase as a result of the upcoming festival. Placards stating that “passengers are requested not to carry crackers and inflammable into stations and trains” have been placed at metro station entry points.
Violators will not be permitted to ride the metro train, according to officials.
Prices of crackers hiked
Buying crackers this Diwali may burn a hole in your pocket, as cracker prices in the city have been hiked by 20% this year.
The price increase is attributed to a shift from traditional cracker manufacturing to green cracker manufacturing. The majority of manufacturers make crackers that are free of barium nitrate and other harmful chemicals. This effort was launched after the Supreme Court prohibited the use of inorganic compounds.
Sanjay Kumar Bhope, the owner of Shanti Fire Works, stated that the price increase of crackers is directly proportional to the price increase of raw materials used to manufacture fireworks, including green crackers. He also stated that a shortage of crackers on the market has contributed to the price increase.
People are buying fewer crackers and looking for other ways to celebrate Diwali as a result of the high prices of crackers. Kapil, a Badangpet resident who came to buy crackers, said cracker prices have been rising every year since COVID-19.
A box of flowerpots (anar) that cost between Rs 200 and Rs 250 last year is now selling for Rs 300.
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