Srinagar, Dec 5: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed Pollution Control Board to take all measures to ensure that the directions passed by the court for bringing down the noise pollution in Srinagar.
According to reports, the direction by a division bench headed by Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey followed perusal of a status report filed by the State Pollution Control Board Srinagar regarding noise pollution in Srinagar.
As per the report, noise at Silence zones of Srinagar City has been found to be above permissible limits at all stations with the least being at S.P. College main gate with 56dB during day time and 42 dB during night time, while as highest has been recorded at Station at SMHS Hospital main gate with 81dB during day time and 60 dB during night time.
As per previous report, at the main entrance gate of SKIMS, the only tertiary care hospital in Kashmir, the noise level was found 75dB. Few metres inside the gateway, near ‘casualty side’, the level recorded was 61dB. The situation is worse near SMHS hospital, with noise level of 81dB near main gate and 61dB near opposite side of ‘casualty’ adjacent to Doctors’ Hostel.
Not just hospitals, noise pollution was found above permissible limits near the Jammu and Kashmir High Court.
“The State Pollution Control Board, shall ensure that all measures are taken to ensure that the directions passed by this court for bringing down the noise pollution are complied with in letter and spirit,” the court, also comprising Justice Sanjeev Kumar Gupta, said. “The requisite steps taken in this behalf shall be highlighted in the next status report,” the court added. (GNS)