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Tandrust Mission Asks Authorities For Strict Compliance Of Ban On Pressure Horns And Cracker Sounding Motorcycle Silencers In The State

Also Asks For Special Challaning Drive Every Tuesday To Check Menace Of Noise Pollution On Roads

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Chandigarh , 28 Jan 2019

In order to check vehicular noise pollution emanating from blaring pressure horns and cracker sounding silencers of motorcycles,  the Punjab government on Monday directed the authorities to launch a special statewide drive to ensure strict compliance of Motor vehicle Act and  provisions of Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution Act), 1981 in this regard.Disclosing this here today, Director Mission Tandrust Punjab K S Pannu stated that in line with the objectives of government’s flagship Mission Tandrust Punjab, it was imperative that noise pollution arising out of multi-tone pressure horns of vehicles and cracker sound emitting  silencers of motorcycles is  checked  which is  adversely affecting the mental and physical wellbeing of citizens.Traffic Police and pollution control board authorities have been asked to conduct special drive on every Tuesday on all main city and village roads to enforce the provisions of Motor vehicle Act and Clause 31 of Air Act 1981 which prohibits the use of pressure horns, Pannu further said adding that anyone found violating   rules should be challaned.The Clause 37 of the Air Act provides for imprisonment up to six years, in addition to heavy fines under  motor vehicle Act added Pannu.Pointing out that multi-tone musical pressure horns on motor vehicles were increasingly becoming a major source of noise pollution and road nuisance in the State, Pannu urged the citizens to play a constructive role in eradicating this menace. He stated that these pressure horns produces noise even above 100 decibels against the prescribed limit of 55 decibels, thus adversely affecting the health of citizens  especially women, children.Reiterating the government’s commitment for a healthy and noise free environment, he said that state has already imposed complete ban on the manufacture, sale, purchase, fitting and use of multi-tone, pressure and cracker sounding silencers of motorcycles.  The directions had already been issued to the manufacturers, dealers, traders, mechanics, shopkeepers and users including the government transport authorities regarding the matter.


Tags: Kahan Singh Pannu , Tandarust Punjab



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