Ruling on a petition moved by a housing society, NGT asked the Delhi government and DDA to submit a report on how they intended to check noise pollution in the city.
National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to take action to reduce noise pollution in the city, caused by a growing population of vehicles on the roads.
The tribunal has directed both DDA and the Delhi government to submit a detailed report on steps they intend to take to reduce noise pollution in two months. The tribunal also directed DDA to identify the colonies that are the worst affected by noise pollution.
The two agencies must educate motorists on the need to curb honking. But, the NGT observed, it is not possible to check overspeeding and unnecessary honking without having a proper system in place. A collective effort is a must to make this possible, NGT said.
The NGT ruling came on a plea filed by Panchshila co-operative group housing society. If noise pollution is checked, it will bring great relief to residents living in colonies, through which heavy traffic flows. Several residents in different colonies do complain about unnecessary honking by motorists.
Residents whose flats are located close to busy roads, or adjacent to T-junctions and traffic signals are the worst affected, such as Delux Apartments and Police Apartments in Vasundhara Enclave; Brothers Apartments in IP Extension; and Samachar Apartments in Mayur Vihar Phase I Extension.
At several places, RWA officials have put up boards requesting motorists to resist from honking and put up boards and hoardings – No Horn Please. A few hoardings can be seen outside IFS Apartments in Mayur Vihar Phase I as well, close to the Metro station.