<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A radius of 100 metres of hospitals, educational institutions, the high court and prominent religious places has been declared ‘silent zone’ by the district administration here. Kamrup (Metropolitan) district magistrate Dr Angamathu, has declared the ‘Silent Zone’ in compliance of the directions received from Assam government vide Rule 3 (2) of the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. The ‘Silent Zone’ areas fall within the radius of 100 metres of all government and private hospitals, all government and private educational institutions, Gauhati high court/ district and sessions judge court and chief judicial magistrate court and all prominent religious places including temples, mosques, gurudwaras, churches, monastery, math and namghars. The DM’s order directed the member secretary (Pollution Control Board) to collect, compile and publish technical and statistical data relating to noise pollution and take measures for its effective prevention, control and abatement under Section 4 (3) of the Noise Pollution (Regulations and Control) Rules, 2000 and submit reports on monthly basis. Further, the superintending engineer of PWD (Roads) has been asked to take steps to install proper signages in the respective areas within 15 days. Any person aggrieved with the order is, however, at liberty to appear before the DM within 15 days of issuance of the order on April 28 for filing of written objection, if any, for redressal and modification of the order.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

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‘Silent Zone’ declared around some institutions in Guwahati