Notify Shivaji Park as silence zone: Bombay HC

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 20:42

Mumbai: In an interim order, the Bombay
High Court on Wednesday directed the Municipal Corporation of Greater
Mumbai to notify Shivaji Park ground in western Mumbai as
"silence zone".

The park is the venue of Shiv Sena`s annual Dussehra
rally, apart from political rallies of other parties.
The court said that programmes can be held at the park
only on December 6 (death anniversary of Dr Ambedkar), May 1
(Maharashtra-state foundation day) and on January 26.

The order came in response to the PIL filed by
city-based Wecom Trust.

The petitioners had contended that since there were
several schools and religious places within the radius of 100
metre, the area should be declared as Silence Zone as per the
Noise Pollution Rules, 2000.
No loudspeakers can be used in such areas, so the
order will make it difficult for political parties to hold
rallies at the park as long as the interim order is in effect.

The hearing in the case has been adjourned till June


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First Published: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 20:42

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