Lucknow government sends notice to 1500 defaulters for unauthorised loudspeakers

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 18, 2018, 05.55 AM (IST)

The Lucknow administration has issued notices to 1500 defaulters for using loudspeakers without permission at religious and public places

The notice warns the institutes for taking an action against them in case they fail to take permission before the stipulated time. 

The government had earlier stated that non-compliance with norms could lead to five years of imprisonment and/or penalty of Rs 1 lakh. 

The last day for taking permission for installing of loudspeakers is January 20.

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Earlier this month the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court, citing the provisions of the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000, had asked the state government if written permissions were taken by the religious and public authorities before putting up loudspeakers. 

The decision of the court aimed at curbing the noise pollution in the state. 

The state police were directed on January 7 to remove all unauthorised loudspeakers present in religious and public places.

A team was formed to conduct a survey of places were loudspeakers were installed without permission.  

The government has specified a limited sound level for public and private places.

The government was further seeking on the number of loudspeakers installed, proof of permission obtained, and action being taken against processions involving loud music being taken out in the day and night.