To prevent sound pollution, Government asked to stop use of pneumatic horn in Dhaka | The Daily Star
01:18 PM, August 23, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:06 PM, August 23, 2017

Govt asked to stop use of pneumatic horn in Dhaka

The High Court today directed the government to take necessary steps in 48 hours to stop the use of pneumatic horns in vehicles in Dhaka city to prevent sound pollution.

The court asked the government to confiscate the instruments used for pneumatic horns in the next seven days.

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It also directed the government to enforce restrictions on imports of pneumatic horns and to seize the vehicles with the horn after August 27.

The HC bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice Mohammad Ullah passed the order after hearing a petition filed by rights organisation Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh.

The rights organisation submitted the petition challenging the legality of pneumatic horn use and seeking necessary orders to stop sound pollution in Dhaka city.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police last Wednesday destroyed around 10,000 pneumatic horns on Minto Road in Dhaka.

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