DC Barnala appeals heads of religious places to control sound of loudspeakers
Jasbir Kapoor/ royalpatiala.in/ Barnala
In view of harmful impact of noise pollution on the activity of human and animal life, Deputy Commissioner Barnala Tej Partap Singh held a meeting with representatives of various religious management committees. DC appealed them to voluntarily control the audio level of loudspeakers for the convenience of district residents. He added that besides having harmful impact on health, the loud voice coming out of loudspeakers also disturbs the student preparing for their studies.
Deputy Commissioner said that taking serious note of noise pollution, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued several directions to bring it under control. He added that use of instruments producing sound more than 10 dB level has also been prohibited. He said that use of high sound producing instruments including loudspeakers abd DJ systems has also been banned in the district under Section 144. He informed that one should have to take prior permission from district administration to use these types of instruments.DC Barnala appeals heads of religious places to control sound of loudspeakers and take necessary permissions.
DC informed that stern action is also being taken against the use of pressure horn in the district to reduce the sound pollution. He also directed concerned officials to intensify the efforts to check the use of pressure horns by the drivers of trucks and buses.
Earlier the Punjab and Haryana High Court have directed that no loudspeaker should be used by any person in the state without written permission of the authorities. Religious places like mosques, temples, and gurdwaras have also been directed not to use loudspeakers or public address systems without permission. The move comes in order to curb noise pollution in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh.The restrictions will be pertinent during the daytime.