NOIDA, Nov. 21 -- The district administration will ensure that no firecrackers are burst on Christmas and New Year this year. The Gautam Budh Nagar administration officials are going to make announcements to spread awareness about the Supreme Court orders on the usage of firecrackers.

Firecrackers will be allowed from 11.55pm till 12.30am on the occasions of Christmas and New Year. People can only use low emission crackers, which, ironically, are not available in the district as yet.

"We will make arrests if people burst banned firecrackers. Making low emission crackers available is the responsibility of petroleum and explosives safety organisation, as per the orders of the court," Shailendra Mishra, city magistrate, Gautam Budh Nagar, sa...