Crackers worth over Rs 3 crore go up in smoke

Fire crackers worth over Rs 3 crore went up in smoke in the tricity on Divali night. Dealers in the tricity said there was a brisk sale of firecrackers during the festival of lights. Panchkula-based supplier Ramesh Bansal said the sale of firecrackers in Panchkula was estimated to be between Rs 1.25 crore and Rs 1.5 crore.

Despite a hike in the prices, people’s craze for buying crackers was the same this festival season, he said.

There were around 250 firecracker stalls in Panchkula, officials said.

Source : The Tribune