November 1, 2018 2:17:58 am
The Bombay High Court Wednesday directed the Mumbai Police to file an affidavit after petitioner Awaaz Foundation filed a report alleging breach of noise pollution rules in various parts of the city during Ganpati Visarjan on September 23.
A division bench of Justice A S Oka and M S Sonak directed the Mumbai Police to go through the affidavit of the petitioner and the noise levels recorded by them and directed them to file an affidavit on the “breach of noise pollution rules”.
The court was hearing a petition filed by Awaaz Foundation and others taking exception to substantial noise pollution caused during festivals.
The affidavit has been filed by Aspi Godrej, a resident of Bandra, on the behalf of petitioner, stating that the High Court had passed orders in August 2016, directing strict implementation of the Noise Pollution (Regulations and Control) Rules, 2000.
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Godrej said that during Ganesh Visarjan on September 23 this year, one Sanjay Salunke took noise decibel readings in different parts of the city. The noise report of Ganpati Visarjan on September 23 was attached by the petitioner with the affidavit.
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