Delhi Pollution Control Committee on Saturday has revised the penalty for violation of noise rules in the capital city. According to the revised rules, one can be fined up to Rs 10,000 for noise through loudspeakers/ public address systems.
As per the order copy, Rs 1 lakh fine will be imposed for Diesel Generator sets of over 1000 kilovolt-ampere (KVA); Rs 50,000 for sound-emitting construction equipment, used without permission.
Under the new amendment, people would be fined Rs 1 lakh on any medium for causing noise pollution. Along with this, orders were also given to take action regarding noise pollution of generator sets. Apart from this, now the plant causing noise pollution will also be confiscated. The proposal for the amendment has been accepted by the NGT.
Along with this, burning firecrackers in residential or commercial areas with land you with a fine of Rs 1000. If the firecracker is being lit in the silent zone, then the same fine will be Rs 3000.
Firecrackers being used in Political rallies, marriage ceremonies and other religious events can land you with a hefty fine of Rs 10,000 and the same would cost up to Rs 30,000 if done in residential areas.
On August 13, 2020, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had directed the Delhi government, Delhi Police, Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to ensure that the noise pollution in the Country’s capital is in check.