Hyderabad police have banned bursting fireworks and crackers in public places on Diwali. The City Police Commissioner, Sandeep Shandilya, issued an order stating that fireworks can only be burst between 8pm to 10pm. Sound-emitting firecrackers are completely banned and the noise level from crackers, drums, and other instruments should not exceed the permissible limits. Violators will be prosecuted under the Hyderabad City Police Act, 1348. These rules will be in effect from 6 am on November 12 to 6 am on November 15.