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Blowing horn in silence zones may prove fatal

To check the sound pollution in the city Nagpur Municipal Corporation has come up with the noble idea of Silence Zone. NMC has identified 531 locations as silence zone. These includes hospitals, court and schools. Area within 100 meter radius of these 531 locations will be declared as silence zone. Sound above 50 decibels between 6 AM to 10 PM and sound above 40 decibels between 10 PM to 6 AM at night will lead to violation of norms and hence lead to fine of Rs 1 Lac or 5 years imprisonment.


To check the sound pollution in the city Nagpur Municipal Corporation has come up with the noble idea of Silence Zone. NMC has identified 531 locations as silence zone. These includes hospitals, court and schools. Area within 100 meter radius of these 531 locations will be declared as silence zone. Sound above 50 decibels between 6 AM to 10 PM and sound above 40 decibels between 10 PM to 6 AM at night will lead to violation of norms and hence lead to fine of Rs 1 Lac or 5 years imprisonment.

It is a great move by NMC because with the declaration of silence zones the sound pollution in the city will reduce and drivers who love blowing horns will keep a check on their horns. I have seen lots of people blowing horns just to irritate vehicles standing in front of them so that they can break signal. Keeping a check on sound pollution is very necessary near educational institutions and hospitals as a person needs peace of mind at both the places. Peace of mind to study and peace to heal fast and reach home.

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