Mumbai: Shivaji Park changes to silence zone

Posted By: Abdul Nisar
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Mumbai, Sep 28: The residents near the historic Shivaji Park in Mumbai won't be disturbed by huge noise and gatherings any more. Police and BMC have decided to implement noise pollution rules directed by Bombay High Court.

Shivaji Park has hosted a number of political and cultural functions in recent years. The prestigious Bengal Club has been organizing Durga pooja celebrations at the ground for the last 75 years. Many political parties also organized their historic demonstrations in the ground. Shiv Sena declared their Dussehra rally in the ground but BMC has rejected permission to implement HC order declaring Shivaji Park a silence zone.

"We are strictly following the HC order declaring Shivaji Park a silence zone. So far we have granted permission only for Ambedkar Jayanti on Dec 6," said ACP M Sankhe.

In May 2010, following a PIL filed by local residents, HC ordered authorities to declare Shivaji park and its periphery as a silence zone. Police officials told that the implementation of HC order will ban the blowing of horns, playing music or using sound amplifiers in Shivaji Park.

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