2 Chandigarh clubs face music for not adhering to noise levels


Chandigarh, January 8

A team of officials today seized sound systems, including speakers and amplifiers, of two clubs – Grapho and Vault in Sector 7 here – for continuously playing music beyond the permissible noise levels.

Nitish Singla, SDM (East), issued orders under Sections 133/138 of the CrPC on January 6 regarding the seizure of sound systems of these two clubs.

Accordingly, acting on the orders of the SDM, a team consisting of Vinay Chaudhary, Tehsildar; Maninder Singh, SHO of the Sector 26 police station; and Sushil Dogra, scientist, Pollution Cell; seized the sound systems today.

The SDM had earlier directed the area SHOs to take serious action against those playing music beyond the permissible noise levels. The permissible limit in the commercial areas is 65 dB during daytime and 55 dB during night, while in the residential areas it is 55 dB and 45 dB during daytime and night, respectively.