Police take action against 177 Pune mandals for violations

ST Correspondent
Friday, 8 September 2017

According to Assistant Commissioner of Police (Special Branch) Ravindra Rasal, 16 mandals violated noise pollution norms in zone 1, 70 in zone 2, 50 in zone 3 and 41 in zone 4. “Eight mandals were also booked under the Bombay Police Act. Individual police stations are taking action in their jurisdiction,” added Rasal.

Pune: The city police have taken action against 177 Ganesh mandals for violating noise pollution norms during the immersion procession on September 5 and 6. 

According to Assistant Commissioner of Police (Special Branch) Ravindra Rasal, 16 mandals violated noise pollution norms in zone 1, 70 in zone 2, 50 in zone 3 and 41 in zone 4. “Eight mandals were also booked under the Bombay Police Act. Individual police stations are taking action in their jurisdiction,” added Rasal.

The police said they had appealed to mandals to use a maximum of four speakers in the procession, but many mandals used more and hence action was initiated against them. Similarly, many vehicles with DJ machines were also seized.

The average noise data collected by students of CoEP on immersion day showed a dip of 1.7 dB this year compared to 2016. The average decibel recorded was 90.9 dB. In  2016, the average was 92.6 dB.

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