According to NGT, the cities/towns where air quality is 'moderate' or below, only green crackers be sold and the timings for use and bursting of crackers be restricted to two hours during the festivals, like Diwali, Chatt, New year/Christmas Eve.
The tribunal also said that if nothing is specified by the state, timing will be 8 to 10 pm on Diwali.
"The Petitioner Association is seriously prejudiced by the aforesaid order of the Telangana High Court and therefore, seeks the permission of the Supreme Court to file the present Special Leave Petition." the petitioners said.
They informed the Supreme Court that they are seriously affected by the aforesaid order. "In spite of the Petitioner Association being a proper and necessary party, the said order has been passed without making the Petitioner Association a party to the said proceedings and without considering the impact the order would have on the livelihood of the said members,", they said.