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Traffic jam near Anand Vihar in New Delhi. As per the DPCC order dated June 25, a fine of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10,000 will be imposed for noise pollution caused by loudspeakers or public address systems.(PTI)

Now, pay up to 1 lakh for violating noise pollution norms in Delhi

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2021 12:17 AM IST
For the first time, the DPCC has come out with an order that not only lists the different sources of noise pollution but also categorically defines the penalty to be levied if the noise pollution levels cross the prescribed limits.
The government will also confiscate noise-making devices if needed.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The government will also confiscate noise-making devices if needed.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Uttarakhand rolls out heavy fines for noise pollution

ANI | , Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2021 04:03 PM IST
The decision came about in the state cabinet meeting held in the secretariat on late Friday evening.
Revelers light sparklers in Ranchi.(Chandan Paul/HT PHOTO)
Revelers light sparklers in Ranchi.(Chandan Paul/HT PHOTO)

Sound pollution spikes 66% in Ranchi’s silence zone on Diwali in prohibited hours

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2020 06:25 PM IST
The silence zone had recorded 37% increase in noise pollution against the limit during the two-hour window to burst crackers on Diwali.
The pandemic has led to muted celebrations at immersion sites in Thane as well.(PTI)
The pandemic has led to muted celebrations at immersion sites in Thane as well.(PTI)

Thane: Noise-free Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations this year

Hindustan Times, Thane | By Ankita G Menon
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 09:33 AM IST
No musical instrument was played during the immersion; there were no elaborate processions and fire crackers either
According to the CPCB report, a fine of Rs 10,000 would be levied for misuse of loudspeakers and public address system, besides seizure of equipment.
According to the CPCB report, a fine of Rs 10,000 would be levied for misuse of loudspeakers and public address system, besides seizure of equipment.

NGT approves penalties of up to Rs 1 lakh for causing noise pollution

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 03:23 AM IST
In an order dated August 11, NGT chairperson Adarsh Kumar Goel also ordered the constitution of a monitoring committee headed by retired high court judge SP Garg to ensure compliance of noise pollution rules in the national Capital.
A deserted view of Connaught Place during the national lockdown, New Delhi, April 27, 2020(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A deserted view of Connaught Place during the national lockdown, New Delhi, April 27, 2020(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

How the Covid-19-induced lockdown has changed me

By Vikramaditya Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2020 10:17 AM IST
Today, my worry is of another kind. I am beginning to ask myself the question: Do I want to live in Delhi once the lockdown is over?
This is the reason why loud noise is bad for your health.(Unsplash)
This is the reason why loud noise is bad for your health.(Unsplash)

This is the reason why loud noise is bad for your health

London | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 03:24 PM IST
Whether it is loud machinery at work, a busy freeway, a nearby airport or loud music, many people are exposed to high levels of noise, say researchers, adding that exposure to loud noise is not only annoying but also bad for your health.
Traffic in India is a famously untameable beast. And since we’ve steadfastly refused to learn to stop honking so far, we might just have to learn it the hard way. Honk More, Wait More!(Hindustan Times)
Traffic in India is a famously untameable beast. And since we’ve steadfastly refused to learn to stop honking so far, we might just have to learn it the hard way. Honk More, Wait More!(Hindustan Times)

Tackling sound pollution

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2020 05:44 PM IST
The Mumbai Police has found an innovative way
Mohammad Raees shows his challan copy in Ludhiana on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)
Mohammad Raees shows his challan copy in Ludhiana on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)

Cops issue 13,000 challan to man with bike worth 10,000 in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Amarpal Singh, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2019 10:38 PM IST
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HT Image

Restriction on speakers: Community seeks relief for Xmas mass

By Yesha Kotak, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2019 12:43 AM IST
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HT Image

SHOs told to remove loudspeakers from religious places in Jalandhar

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Jalandhar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2019 10:41 PM IST
No loudspeakers will be permitted 15 days before the annual examinations in the district
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No loudspeakers in Haryana between 10pm and 6am: Police

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2019 10:43 PM IST
The guidelines were based on the directions of Punjab and Haryana high court to curb noise pollution by restricting the use of loudspeakers or public address system operating at public and private places across Haryana.
HT File
HT File

Delhi schools to teach students on eco-friendly Diwali

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON OCT 18, 2019 03:27 PM IST
The heads of the schools should personally address the students and staff members in the morning assembly to adopt safer and eco-friendly measures to celebrate Diwali and other festivals in a different way instead of burning firecrackers.
According to the amended Motor Vehicles Act, any horn or modification to the silencer , which produces noise more than 80 decibels, is not allowed.(HT PHOTO)
According to the amended Motor Vehicles Act, any horn or modification to the silencer , which produces noise more than 80 decibels, is not allowed.(HT PHOTO)

High decibel horns, silencers fall silent as steep fines put off youngsters

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rajanbir Singh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2019 01:27 AM IST
The youth are now running scared of the hefty penalties that high decibel pressure horns and modified silencers attract after enforcement of the Motor Vehicle Act from September 1
Devotees in a procession to immerse idols of Ganesha in the Arabian Sea in Mumbai on Thursday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Devotees in a procession to immerse idols of Ganesha in the Arabian Sea in Mumbai on Thursday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Ganeshotsav: Mumbai records highest noise level in 4 years

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 06:36 AM IST
Awaaz Foundation that recorded noise levels on Thursday night said the highest noise level, 121.3 decibels (dB) - as loud as a jet plane during takeoff (120 dB), was recorded near Royal Opera House junction on Charni Road just before midnight.
The officials take reading every ten minutes while continuously recording the sound, then an average is derived after compiling the readings. (In pic) Devotees throng the immersion procession of Tulshibaug Ganpati Mndal in large numbers at Alka Talkies chowk on Thursday.(MILIND SAHUKAR/HT PHOTO)
The officials take reading every ten minutes while continuously recording the sound, then an average is derived after compiling the readings. (In pic) Devotees throng the immersion procession of Tulshibaug Ganpati Mndal in large numbers at Alka Talkies chowk on Thursday.(MILIND SAHUKAR/HT PHOTO)

Ganeshotsav in Pune: Rise in festive fervour, dip in noise pollution

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 02:55 PM IST
The officials recorded the noise levels at the crossroads of Chitale Bandhu Mithaiwale and Mandai near Shanipar area as 88 decibels (dB), and 92 decibels (dB) on Laxmi road, at 10 pm.
Mohanapuram Ganeshotsav Mandal at Mohanpuram Complex, Ambarnath, has designed a book-themed mandal this year. The arrangement has 3,000 books and an eco-friendly idol.(rishikesh choudhary/ht photo)
Mohanapuram Ganeshotsav Mandal at Mohanpuram Complex, Ambarnath, has designed a book-themed mandal this year. The arrangement has 3,000 books and an eco-friendly idol.(rishikesh choudhary/ht photo)

Devotees in Thane opt for green Ganpati celebrations

Thane | By Ankita G Menon, Thane
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 01:26 AM IST
Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) along with NGO Samarth Bharat Vyaspeeth collects floral waste to convert them into fertilisers at a Kopri unit.
Under the new legislation, the violation of PUC (pollution under control) norm invites a penalty of Rs 10,000 as against the previous rate of Rs 1,000 on the first violation and Rs 2,000 for the second one.(HT image)
Under the new legislation, the violation of PUC (pollution under control) norm invites a penalty of Rs 10,000 as against the previous rate of Rs 1,000 on the first violation and Rs 2,000 for the second one.(HT image)

After MV ACT, Odisha pollution norm eased for 30 days

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 01:18 AM IST
Transport secretary G Sreenivas said issuance of the certificates through offline mode will be allowed till September 30.
MPCB said while 15 locations will be identified in Mumbai, another 10 locations will be studied at Nagpur.(PTI)
MPCB said while 15 locations will be identified in Mumbai, another 10 locations will be studied at Nagpur.(PTI)

Maharashtra govt to study noise pollution at 25 spots

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 05:37 AM IST
The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has directed the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) and ENT specialists from KEM Hospital, Parel to undertake this study for two years at a cost of 1.9 crore.
In Vasant Vihar, planes descend so close that you can identify the airline’s logo.(HT Photo)
In Vasant Vihar, planes descend so close that you can identify the airline’s logo.(HT Photo)

Delhiwale: Plane spotting in Vasant Vihar

Hindustan Times | By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 22, 2019 03:12 PM IST
The unexpected adventure in the genteel south Delhi enclave.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to make the use of sound limiters mandatory in all sound systems, to reduce noise pollution in the national capital.(Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to make the use of sound limiters mandatory in all sound systems, to reduce noise pollution in the national capital.(Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)

‘Make limiters mandatory in sound systems to cut noise pollution’: NGT

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2019 08:54 PM IST
The green court cited the examples of Tripura and West Bengal, which have drafted policies to make the use of sound limiters mandatory.
The Punjab and Haryana HC bench observed that the glorification of violence, wine, drugs and vulgar songs have given rise to culture of gangsters in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh.(Reuters File)
The Punjab and Haryana HC bench observed that the glorification of violence, wine, drugs and vulgar songs have given rise to culture of gangsters in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh.(Reuters File)

Punjab and Haryana HC talks tough on gun culture, noise pollution and obscenity

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Surender Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 11:20 AM IST
The HC was dealing with the a clutch of petitions against noise pollution and use of firearms in marriages, including a 2016 case of celebratory firing at a marriage in Bathinda in which a woman performing on stage had lost her life.
The newly launched noise pollution helpline of Delhi Police has been flooded with two common complaints. (Photo by Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
The newly launched noise pollution helpline of Delhi Police has been flooded with two common complaints. (Photo by Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Blaring speakers are hard on Delhi’s ears

New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2019 07:43 AM IST
The helpline number 155271, which was launched on April 5, receives around 7-10 calls every week on an average.
The ‘5, Ashoka Road’ bungalow in Lutyens’ Delhi - a popular wedding venue - will soon undergo a soundproofing exercise after neighbours complained of noise pollution.(Facebook)
The ‘5, Ashoka Road’ bungalow in Lutyens’ Delhi - a popular wedding venue - will soon undergo a soundproofing exercise after neighbours complained of noise pollution.(Facebook)

5, Ashoka Road bungalow to be made soundproof after noise pollution complaints

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2019 02:42 PM IST
As per the CPWD’s plan, sheds will be installed in the open area of the bungalow and a designated place earmarked for DJ sets and diesel generators so as to contain noise pollution.
Industrial pollution in the Gulf of Kutch (GoK)is degrading the last remaining habitats of dugongs, or sea cows, says a study by the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS).
Industrial pollution in the Gulf of Kutch (GoK)is degrading the last remaining habitats of dugongs, or sea cows, says a study by the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS).

Dugongs in polluted waters on west coast face murky future

Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2019 02:48 AM IST
During 2017-18, the BNHS looked at 11 sites spread across 100km, covering Paga, Ajad, Pirotan and Jindra islands, and found that water and noise pollution is destroying the habits of dugongs.
After the state failed to frame guidelines to reduce noise pollution and pandal violations in the city and state, the Bombay high court (HC) has directed the government to consider and implement suggestions given by a non-governmental organisation (NGO) and an activist in this regard.
After the state failed to frame guidelines to reduce noise pollution and pandal violations in the city and state, the Bombay high court (HC) has directed the government to consider and implement suggestions given by a non-governmental organisation (NGO) and an activist in this regard.

Consider advice of NGO, activist, Bombay HC tells state

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2019 02:09 AM IST
The court has also warned the commissioners of five municipal corporations — Bhiwandi, Ulhasnagar, Thane, Malegaon and Mira-Bhayandar — of contempt if they fail to file by May 2 the additional affidavits that it had sought in December 2018.
The Mumbai HC asked the Mumbai Police to file a fresh affidavit after rejecting the one they had submitted in a petition on action against noise pollution in the city.(HT File Photo)
The Mumbai HC asked the Mumbai Police to file a fresh affidavit after rejecting the one they had submitted in a petition on action against noise pollution in the city.(HT File Photo)

HC again rebukes Mumbai Police over failure to act against noise complaints

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2019 10:04 AM IST
A division bench of Mumbai HC, while hearing compliance of orders in a bunch of public interest litigation (PILs) against noise pollution in Mumbai, was informed by the police that they had received 22 complaints from various areas in the city and were in the process of receiving and processing other complaints.
Supreme Court.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Supreme Court.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Supreme Court no to BJP plea on Bengal loudspeaker ban

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2019 11:48 PM IST
SC dismissed West Bengal BJP unit’s plea questioning a 2013 state government notification that prohibits use of loudspeakers in residential and institutional areas for two months – February and March – ahead of school exams.
Picture for representation only.(HT Photo)
Picture for representation only.(HT Photo)

Mumbai citizens ail from ear infections due to sound pollution, bad air

Hindustan Times | By Sadaguru Pandit, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2018 04:43 PM IST
Doctors from Atmasingh Jethasingh ENT Municipal Hospital in Fort said that the number of cases of ear infections has grown 10 times in the last three year
Sunburn festival is taking place in the Oxford golf resort,between December 29 to 31.(HT/PHOTO)
Sunburn festival is taking place in the Oxford golf resort,between December 29 to 31.(HT/PHOTO)

Protests against Sunburn festival continues in Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2018 03:28 PM IST
Pune city Dahi Handi and Ganesh festival coordination committee demanded that,district administration should not give permission to the Sunburn festival
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