State govt as­sures HC a noise-free Christ­mas, New Year’s Eve in city

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - FRONT PAGE - HT Cor­re­spon­dent

MUM­BAI: State au­thor­i­ties will en­sure there is no vi­o­la­tion of noise pol­lu­tion norms dur­ing Christ­mas and on New Year’s Eve, the Ma­ha­rash­tra gov­ern­ment as­sured the Bom­bay high court on Fri­day.

The gov­ern­ment coun­sel in­formed the high court that it has pro­cured 1,843 deci­bel me­ters and dis­trib­uted them across all po­lice sta­tions to mea­sure noise lev­els on both days.

The state also urged the Bom­bay high court to not award any sen­tence yet to for­mer ad­di­tional chief sec­re­tary (Home) KP Bak­shi, whom the court had held guilty on con­tempt charges last week.1

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