- In a silent zone2
- Needlessly or continuously in a manner which is more than necessary to ensure your or others’ safety
- During night time (10 p.m. to 6 a.m.) in residential areas except during a public emergency.
- Using a multi-toned horn that gives an unduly harsh, shrill, loud or alarming noise.3Even at the manufacturing stage of cars, there are noise limits which have to be followed otherwise you will be punished with jail time and fine4 Silencers5
Every motor vehicle including agricultural tractors have to be fitted with a silencer which by means of an expansion chamber or otherwise so that it reduces as far as practicable possible, the noise made by the escape of exhaust gages from the engine.6
Noise from Airports
- Civil airports which have less than 15000 aircraft movement annually
- Defence aircraft, aircraft landing and take-off noise, aircraft engines, helipad locations.
If airports do not follow the noise standards given below then the authorities will take action against the airport.
|Type of Airport||Limits in dB(A) Leq* (Day Time from 6.00 am. to 10.00 p.m)||Limits in dB(A) Leq* (Night Time from (10.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m)|
- Section 194F(a) (ii), The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
- Rule 5A, The Noise Pollution Rules, 2000.
- Rule 119(2), Central Motor Vehicles Rules,1989.
- Section 15, The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.
- Rule 120, Central Motor Vehicles Rules,1989.
- Noise Pollution (V), In re, (2005) 5 SCC 733.
- Environment (Protection) Amendment Rules, 2018; Central Pollution Control Board, Airport Noise Standards,https://cpcb.nic.in/uploads/Standerds/Noise-Standards/Airport_Noise_Standards_06.07.2018.pdf