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    Published On : Wed, Aug 1st, 2018
    Latest News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    Did Maharashtra govt notify any silence zone after amended rules, asks HC

    The court also said that it proposes to pass an order putting all municipal corporations and district councils on notice to ensure that the rules are implemented during the upcoming festival season.

    The Bombay High Court today sought to know from the Maharashtra government if it has notified any area in the state as silence zone pursuant to an amendment in the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules 2000 by which all silence zones in the state stood denotified.

    The court also said that it proposes to pass an order putting all municipal corporations and district councils on notice to ensure that the rules are implemented during the upcoming festival season.

    As per the amended rules issued by the Union government on August 10, 2017 any area/zone cannot be considered a silence area/zone until and unless specific declaration to that effect is made or issued by the state government.

    The state government had in August last year told the high court that pursuant to the amendment to the Rules, a 2016 order of the HC declaring areas near hospitals, schools, colleges and courts as silence zones cannot be operated.


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