Conduct sound mapping in Connaught Place: NGT asks Delhi govt


Do slogan-shouting and loudspeakers used by protestors disturb you? Acting on the complaint of a resident of Connaught Place, the National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government and the Central Pollution Control Board to map the sound levels in the area, particularly when demonstrations are carried out by protestors near the historic Jantar Mantar.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the city government to examine the sound levels in the area and take steps like fixation of barriers for curbing the noise pollution.

“The said mapping shall be done when demonstrations are going on and when the demonstration are not being held in that area. They shall also identify alternative sites to the present one for holding of demonstrations to prevent noise pollution and traffic congestion, resulting in air pollution,” the bench said.

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