Loni: Loudspeaker can be used in temples, masajid and other places at fixed time and limits. The pollution board has issued directives for this and has decided to send it to city magistrate.
Sri Ashish Tiwari, Member Secretary, U.P. Pollution Control Board, said sound should not go beyond the periphery of the public or private place. On receiving the complaint of using it above the limit, action will be taken against the person.
He said anyone can use the DJ or loudspeaker only after taking the permission of the magistrate. Now the city magistrate is authorized to grant permission, not the pollution board.
Maximum limits for permissible sound levels
Residential: from 6 am to 10 pm 55dB; from 10 pm to 6 am 45dB
Industrial: from 6 am to 10 pm 75dB; from 10pm to 6 am 70 dB
Commercial zones: from 6 am to 10 pm 65dB
Silence zones: from 6 am to 10 pm 50dB; from 10pm to 6 am 40 dB