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Admn yet to decide location, rent for firecracker market
Heavy rush at a market in Amritsar on Tuesday. Tribune photo

Admn yet to decide location, rent for firecracker market

Draw of lots was held on Oct 10, had shortlisted 10 applicants16 Oct 2019 | 8:51 AM

AMRITSAR: Five days after conducting a draw of lots for setting up a temporary firecracker market ahead of Diwali, the district administration is yet to provide location and announce the rent amount to winners of the draw.

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, October 15

Five days after conducting a draw of lots for setting up a temporary firecracker market ahead of Diwali, the district administration is yet to provide location and announce the rent amount to winners of the draw.

The draw of lots for awarding licenses for temporary retail firecracker market was held on October 10 and a total of 10 applicants were selected from among 1,201, who took part in it.

An allottee, on anonymity, said Diwali was less than two week away but the administration was yet to hand over space. He added that it would take a couple of days more to get frames ready to install kiosks and make other arrangements.

Officials of the administration stated that the Amritsar Improvement Trust had been given the responsibility to allocate the space, while ensuring safety norms. Trust Superintendent Engineer Rajiv Sekhri said directions had been received and temporary possession letters would be handed over to the allottees on Wednesday. He said like every year the site would be situated in the New Amritsar area.

He said as per norms, each allottee would have to pay over Rs35,000 per kiosk. This would be 10 percent more than the last year’s rent which was nearly Rs30,000.

As per the norms, there would be 10-feet distance between each kiosk and there would be no structure within an area of 160 feet around the market, he said.

Besides, the Trust would write to the Municipal Corporation to station a fire tender at the temporary market to promptly deal with any untoward incident.

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AMRITSAR: The Punjab Natshala on Tuesday hosted a special evening celebrating the 442nd foundation day of Amritsar and 485th Parkash Utsav of Guru Ram Das.

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AMRITSAR: The food wing of the district Health Department on Monday seized a huge quantity of ‘petha’ and ‘son papdi’ being manufactured in unhygienic conditions from an unlicensed manufacturing unit in Bharat Nagar area.

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AMRITSAR: A sea of devotees took part in a nagar kirtan taken out on the eve of birth anniversary of fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ram Das, who is the founder of the holy city, on Monday.

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AMRITSAR: As the community in general and ‘Ambarsarias’ in particular remember the founder of their city, the fourth Sikh Master, Guru Ram Das on his 485th birth anniversary on Tuesday, it is interesting to note that the street pattern and the nomenclature of old city, to a great extent, remains the same as was in the initial years of its foundation 442 years ago.

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