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Legal Action Awaits Mumbai Silent Zones Violators

Legal Action Awaits Mumbai  Silent Zones Violators Legal Action Awaits Mumbai  Silent Zones Violators

The government of India’s Maharashtra state on Sunday announced that anyone flouting noise pollution norms in Mumbai’s silent zones would invite imprisonment up to five years and a fine of 100,000 rupees ($1,400).

It also appealed to the residents to come forward and register complaints in various police stations across the city if they come across instances of violation of noise pollution norms in silent zones during the upcoming festival season, the Indian Express reported.

In Mumbai, 110 areas have been shortlisted as silent zones. These essentially cover all government and private hospitals, nursing homes, schools and colleges as well as courts.

In these silent zones, the noise level during the day cannot exceed 50 decibel and 40 decibel during the night.

The government said complaints regarding violation of noise pollution norms in silent zones during festivals could be lodged at the police helpline number 100.

 

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