Delhi to organise “Community Diwali” to reduce crackers

Delhi to organise “Community Diwali” to reduce crackers
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NEW DELHI: In a bid to curb air pollution caused by bursting of crackers during Diwali, Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi, has announced the celebration of “Community Diwali”, a public event to be held in the inner circle at Connaught Place (CP). The area would be pedestrianised during the celebration, which is scheduled to be organised from 6 PM to 10 PM between October 26 to 29 in the Central Park.

The CM announced in a press conference that all the buildings in CP will have special lighting effects (laser) on. Also, the area would host cultural performances, along with food and local handicraft shopping stalls.

The principal objective of the laser show would be to tell stories through the lightings and music effects. No passes or tickets would be required to attend the event. Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, also announced that special parking arrangements were being made near Shivaji stadium amongst others. Also, free transit would be provided to the visitors.

All the stakeholders including the traffic police and the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will chalk out the final plan today, on October22, and the final scheme of the event would be announced shortly thereafter.

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