No kite flying during peak traffic hours in Surat till Jan 20
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'We have issued the notification for the safety of people and birds. Even kite catchers are found running on the roads which leads to accidents'
The city magistrate has set a time for kite flyers in the wake of rising road accidents during rush hours due to its strings. The restriction will be applicable from January 1 to 20, according to a notice issued by the magistrate's office.
Additional District Magistrate of Surat G S Prajapati had on Tuesday evening issued the notification banning kite flying from 6 am to 8 am and from 5 pm to 7 pm. The notification also includes ban on sell and purchase of plastic threads, toxic and synthetic threads.
It further says strict actions will be taken against those who are found violating such norms.
Prajapati said, "We have issued the notification for the safety of people and birds. The ban is also on the rural areas. Even the kite catchers are found running on the roads which lead to road accidents."
Meanwhile, Ahmedabad Police Commissioner S K Saikia issued a notification on Wednesday progiding guidelines to the locals for Uttarayan festival. He urged the people to remain watchful on kite traders who might sell and purchase the banned plastic threads, toxic and synthetic threads.
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