WBPCB issues fresh guidelines for contesting parties
Kolkata: West Bengal Pollution Control
Board on Wednesday issued fresh guidelines for political parties on
use of microphones during campaigning for the Assembly polls.
A Board spokesman said the parties should ensure that
the area of meeting place, 100 m from `silence zone`, should
be covered in such a manner that noise does not travel beyond
the covered area.
He said that speakers, loudspeakers would be used in
covered area with prior permission of the competent authority,
as the case may be.
"The box may be so arranged that the audience may hear
but it cannot travel beyond the covered area.
"Such meeting can only be held during day time
maintaining the noise level as specified in industrial,
commercial, residential areas and silence zone," the
He said that sound system should be used only during
daytime in open area after obtaining necessary permission from
the competent authority.
"During use of microphone in open air, sound limiter
should be attached with the amplifier for regulating noise
level," he said.
The spokesman said that the fresh guidelines were
issued to remove any misgiving among the contesting parties
about the rules and regulations under Noise (regulation and
control) Rules 2000.
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