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POLICE TO TAKE STRICT ACTION AGAINST MANDALS VIOLATING NOISE POLLUTION NORMS

Ganeshutsav festival is a community festival but often violating 10 pm deadline leaves the elderly, babies and patients disturbed and distressed. The Navi Mumbai Police has appealed to Public Ganpati Mandals to follow the deadline or face action. Ganeshutsav being a community event, loudspeakers are widely used for the festival. However, in order to safeguard the interests of the elderly, patients and new born, the noise control law 2000 was brought into effect. The police uses this law and the environment conservation laws of 1986 to control noise pollution during these festival, According to these laws, loud speakers are banned from 10 pm to 6 am. Any community Ganpati Mandal violating the rule will face Rs. 1 lakhs penalty and imprisonment of 5 years. While the police do their job, festivals like Ganeshutsav meet complete divinity when the comfort and convenience of every section of the community are kept in mind during celebrations. Sudhir Sharma – NMTV News.

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