Noise pollution from loudspeakers, generator sets and firecrackers is no longer good. To deal with such people, now a provision has been made for heavy fine ranging from 10 thousand to 1 lakh rupees.
The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) on Saturday revised the fines for violation of noise norms in the capital. Now making noise through loudspeakers and public information system will attract a hefty fine of up to Rs 10,000.
As per the order, a fine of Rs 1 lakh will be imposed for diesel generator sets of more than 1000 kilovolt-amperes (KVA) and Rs 50,000 for construction equipment making noise without prior permission.
Under the new amendment, a provision has been made for a fine of up to Rs. Along with this, orders have also been given to take action regarding noise pollution of generator sets. Apart from this, now the plant causing noise pollution will also be confiscated. This proposal of amendment has also been accepted by the NGT.
Delhi Pollution Control Committee revises penalty for violation of noise rules: Rs 10,000 for noise through loudspeakers/public address systems, Rs 1 Lakh for Diesel Generator sets of over 1000 KVA; Rs 50,000 for sound-emitting construction equipment. The equipment will be seized pic.twitter.com/YvY2PxK3jT
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As per the new penalty rates for noise pollution, now if construction equipment makes noise more than the prescribed standards, a fine of up to Rs 50,000 will be imposed and the equipment will also be confiscated.
Apart from this, those found burning firecrackers in residential or commercial areas will be fined Rs 1,000. However, if firecrackers are being burnt in the silent zone, then the same fine will be Rs 3000.
Apart from this, if firecrackers are being used in public rallies, wedding ceremonies and other religious events, then a fine of up to Rs 10,000 in residential and commercial zones and up to Rs 30,000 in silent zones.
On August 13, 2020, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed the Delhi Government, Delhi Police, Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to take more steps to ensure that the health of the people And to protect the environment, ground level noise pollution rules should be implemented.