The Bombay High Court on Thursday ordered the State Government to issue notification in identifying 'Silence Zones' in Mumbai within one week as per the noise pollution regulation.
The Court's direction came in response to a PIL on noise pollution filed by an NGO Aawaz Foundation.
The court directed Principal Secretary of the Home Department to hold meeting with representatives of Mumbai Municipal Corporation, Mumbai Police Commissioner and Maharashtra Pollution Control Board.
In this meeting, locations where 'Silence Zones' needs to be created will be identified and the zones will be notified.
The Noise Pollution Rules and Regulation issued by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest require creation of such zones around hospitals, religious places and schools among other places.
The petitioner Aawaz Foundation complained that no such zones have been identified in Mumbai so far.
The rules came in the year 2000 but 'Silence Zones' are yet to be created.