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Complaint over Navratri noise

mumbai Updated: Oct 21, 2012 00:34 IST

A Goregaon resident registered the first complaint about excessive noise in the ongoing Navratri festival in the city at the Vanrai police station on Friday.

In his complaint, Jayant Vidwans, president of the Goregaonkar Nagrik Association, said noise levels at a Navratri event organised close to his residence in Goregaon (East), were above the permissible limit.

"When the event started around 7.30 pm, I measured a noise level of 85 decibels through an application on my smartphone," said Vidwans.

"In fact, other residents measured a similar reading on their phones, following which I made a police complaint, asking them to take action.

"We have registered a case against the organisers of the pandal and if the problem persists on Saturday, action will be taken against them," said an officer from the Vanrai police station.

As per the Noise (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000, which classifies noise as a pollutant, the maximum decibel level permitted in a residential area before 10pm is 55dB and after 10pm it is 45dB.

In a silence zone, the maximum decibel level permitted before 10pm is 50dB and after 10pm it is 40dB.

Vidwans said he would pursue the case.

"I had made a complaint about the noise last year as well, but no action was taken. This time, I will check if the police are acting on my complaint," he said.