Implementation of noise control rules demandedStaff Correspondent
Green activists in Dhaka on Wednesday demonstrate for implementation of the Noise Pollution (control) Rules 2006 in and around the capital.
They held a public meeting in front of the Dhaka University’s fine arts faculty to push for their demands ahead of International Noise Awareness Day scheduled to be observed on April 27.
They urged the government to order the Traffic Police department, the environment department and the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority to implementing the law without further delay.
Save the Environment Movement and the Work for Better Bangladesh Trust organised programme presided over by DU mass communication and journalism teacher Rubayet Ferdous.
Speakers also asked for intensified monitoring system and increase in the number of mobile courts to carry on drives against noise pollution.
They also said blares of public address system, songs played in high volume, hydraulic horns of vehicles, sounds of generator, crasher, aircraft, railroad stock, trucks, buses, automobiles and motorcycles were seriously polluting the environment.
SEM chairman Abu Naser Khan complained of few mobile court drives against sound pollution.
Rubayet Ferdous said the BRTA authorities should check whether the drivers or vehicles were using hydraulic horns before issuing and renewing licences.
He also said a chapter on the noise pollution and its effects should be included in drivers’ training courses.
Among others, Nagarik Odikar Sangrakkhan Forum president Hafizur Rahman and SEM secretary Aslam Khan were present.
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