Malad cracker market sets sound example

Malad west - The rest of the city could take a leaf out of the wholesale firecracker market at Malad, which follows most of the rules and regulations laid down by the fire brigade and the BMC.

The market has a fire extinguishing system that has been installed and explosive fireworks are stored separately. The vendors at this market have given the following instructions to prevent mishaps -

- No smoking near fireworks

- Store sand and water

- Keep fire extinguisher handy

- Adequate distance, more than 1.50 metres between adjacent stalls

- Tin box imperative to store crackers

- No stalls in front of each other

- Keep sacks of sand in the area as a fire deterrent

It is heartening to see concern winning over commerce in a money-crazy metropolis!

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