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Install decibel measuring meter at Small Causes Court: HC

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Mumbai, Sep 14 (UNI) The Bombay High Court today directed the state government to install decible measuring meter near the Small Causes Court.

A division bench comprising Justices R M Lodha and S A Bobde also directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) that the noise level be maintained as per the schedule of the Noise Pollution Act of 2000 in and around the courts of Mumbai and to file an affidavit on October 18 submitting the provisions and action taken against violators of the rules.

The court was hearing a public interest litigation filed by Advocate Udayan Shah who practices at the High Court as well as the Small Causes Court, and had sought the curbing of noise pollution in and around judicial courts.

Advocate Shah today submitted before the court that while the permitted level of noise around the HC as well as the SCC was 50 decibels, the said pollution was much higher.

State's Counsel Niranjan Pandit submitted before the court that the area around the SCC was very congested and the police was taking action against the violators in the form of fines as per the regulations.

However, the court felt that depite fines, the noise pollution was not being curbed.

The court also directed the state that the measures taken for the HC to maintain the noise levels were to be applied to all the courts in Mumbai.

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