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Loudspeaker registration deadline extended to Jan 21 by Lucknow administration

The district administration on Tuesday extended the deadline for registration of loudspeakers by individuals and religious establishments till January 21. The earlier deadline was January 15.

lucknow Updated: Jan 17, 2018 13:58 IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
Loudspeaker,Registration,UP government
District magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma has directed the departments concerned to ensure that the norms of pollution control board on noise pollution are adhered to.(HT)

The district administration on Tuesday extended the deadline for registration of loudspeakers by individuals and religious establishments till January 21. The earlier deadline was January 15.

Besides, it has given permission to 60 religious establishments so far that had sought permission for use of loudspeakers.

District magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma has directed the departments concerned to ensure that the norms of pollution control board on noise pollution are adhered to. “Permission given to establishments and individuals will be cancelled if they are found flouting the norms,” said Sharma.

He said after January 21, police cases would be lodged against individuals, religious and non-religious establishments if they are found using loudspeakers without permission or flouting pollution norms.

The district administration’s directive comes following a UP government order to all district magistrates and superintendents of police of the state to ensure removal of ‘unauthorised’ loudspeakers and public address systems from religious and non-religious places.

Officials said since the number of religious establishments was very high in the state capital, the administration extended the deadline for loudspeaker registration to January 21.

So far district administration has received about 1,500 applications. Of these about 450 are from religious establishments from the Old City area. The DM has also directed all additional city magistrates (ACMs) to strictly verify the applications and ensure that pollution control norms are followed.

First Published: Jan 17, 2018 13:58 IST