Maharashtra government under fire over metro work noise

Maharashtra government under fire over metro work noise

The Bombay High Court on Friday asked the state to specify noise pollution rules set for the contractor of the Metro 3 project between Colaba and Seepz.

A division bench of Justices Abhay Oka and Riyaz Chagla, while hearing a plea filed by the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation limited seeking permission to carry out the Metro construction work for 18 months round the clock, said “As a state you have done nothing. No rules have been framed.

Have you told the contractor to follow noise decibel levels? Have the standards been set?” The bench further grilled the government over the lack of a grievance redressal mechanism in place for residents.

Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni, appearing for the state government, argued that Metro railway is covered under a special act and thus noise pollution norms are not applicable to it.  Read More

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