The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has directed the state authorities to crack down on two-wheelers causing noise pollution through modified silencers. The court has asked the officials to file a personal affidavit by the next date of hearing on the action taken against the owners of such bikes.
A bench of Justice Abdul Moin on Tuesday passed the order, taking suo motu cognizance of noise pollution caused by modification of silencers in Indian and foreign made two-wheelers, producing noise in excess of the permissible limit of 80 decibels. Directing the matter to be treated as a PIL and placed before an appropriate bench, Justice Moin directed the Principal Secretary (Transport), Principal Secretary, (Home), Director General of Police, Chairman, State Pollution Control Board and Deputy Commissioner of Police. directed to. (Traffic), Lucknow Bench to file its affidavit of compliance by August 10.
The court expressed concern over noise pollution of vehicles and said, modification of noise muffler/silencer has led to a situation where a vehicle can be heard hundreds of meters away, causing inconvenience to children, old and weak persons. . The bench said, the limits for scooters and motorcycles range from 75 to 80 decibels and it is fixed at the manufacturing stage. By modifying the silencer or removing the muffler, the noise limit exceeds 80 decibels. The problem should be addressed by the authorities.