The Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000 - Consequences of any violation in silence zone

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6. Consequences of any violation in silence zone/area.

Whoever, in any place covered under the silence zone/area commits any of the following offence, he shall be liable for penalty under the provisions of the Act:

(i) whoever, plays any music or uses any sound amplifiers,

(ii) whoever, beats a drum or tom-tom or blows a horn either musical or pressure, or trumpet or beats or sounds any instrument, or

(iii) whoever, exhibits any mimetic, musical or other performances of a nature to 44raq crowds.

7. Complaints to be made to the authority.

(1) A person may, if the noise level exceeds the ambient noise standards by 10 dB(A) or more given in the corresponding columns against any area/zone, make a complaint to the authority.

(2) The authority shall act on the complaint and take action against the violator in accordance with the provisions of these rules and any other law in force.

8. Power to Prohibit continuance of music sound or noise.

(1) If the authority is satisfied from the report of an officer incharge of a police station or other information received by him that it is necessary to do so in order to prevent annoyance, disturbance, discomfort or injury or risk of annoyance, disturbance, discomfort or injury to the public or to any person who dwell or occupy property on the vicinity, he may, by a written order issue such directions as he may consider necessary to any person for preventing, prohibiting, controlling or regulating:

(a) the incidence or continuance in or upon any premises of -

(i) any vocal or instrumental music,

(ii) sounds caused by playing, beating, clashing, blowing or use in any manner whatsoever of any instrument including loudspeakers, public address systems, appliance or apparatus or contrivance which is capable of producing or re-producing sound, or

(b) the carrying on in or upon, any premises of any trade, avocation or operation or process resulting in or attended with noise.

(2) The authority empowered under sub-rule (1) may, either on its own motion, or on the application of any person aggrieved by an order made under sub-rule (1), either rescind, modify or alter any such order:

Provided that before any such application is disposed of, the said authority shall afford to the applicant an opportunity of appearing before it either in person or by a person representing him and showing cause against the order and shall, if it rejects any such application either wholly or in part, record its reasons for such rejection.



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I would like to raise a concern for an illegally Operated shops in residential area. This shop is in running state and it causes nuisance and pollution to people residing in the near by area.It is an illegal shop and it should be removed from here and Already Sealed Shop operated by Kau Singh. I would like to request you to take stern action against them and seal their shop.
1. Illegally opened shop in residential area.
2.Causes nuisance and harmful gases which is very harmful.
3.Causes massive traffic jams every day.
4.Causes nuisances and pollution to neighbours as its was resident area
5.Shop owner is a stubborn and disgusting person and he does not listen to public.Lots of people have asked him to move his shop but he does not listen.Hope you will take proper action against this shop.
Their address: steel works by Kau Singh, Shop at 7 Block Gurudwara Singh Sabha, New Delhi-110027. Thanks

aditya999, India

I am resident of Nagpur, Vidharbha region . Under the guise of enviournment protection act of 1986 and noise polluction act a police constable booked one of our Ganesh mandal member during the on going Ganesh festival . It is rediculous,the reason we were playing the bhajans on small domestic speakears attached to a DVD which is not having powerful inbuilt amplifer.
The Constable just took out a decible meter measured the sound and without giving the explaination asked one of the member to sign and recieve the notice and even added that we may continue to play the music. This is really paradoxical.

anand123, India

I am resident of the community in a state adjacent to UT Chandigarh). There is on-going sound system installed mysteriously in neighbourhood but has mobility to cover larger part of the state/region.
I am surprised that there are TEMPLES, GURUDWARAS, SOCIETIES FOR WELFARE of community members. The noise level in the environment is to uncontrollable level for anybody and is to create the disturbance in the region on political, social, religious issues. For example, turning to temple going people or other responsible persons against each other, The noise level is of sometimes unbearable level that it adds to disturbance by quotting people from seats in administration of the region.

Police stations, Heath Departments do hav their recrruits with some education on ttheir responsibilities. However, it has become a fun game for everybody but at a cost as mentioned on public health.

Adding to that these people have involvement with foregn (overseas) persons contributing and participant to this illegal activity. This is what everyone understands but have no idea what is happening around and who could be turned to.

I take this opportunity ( keeping myself anaonymous, for safety) to let you decide on who could be approached in these circumstances.
It is mockery of the ACT by the government of India AND aware ness of the officals on the environmental pollution. TRUE.

Thanking you,

APS (anand), Mohali and Chandigarh.

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