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Narendra Nayak complains to DC against noise pollution by Hat Hill Officers’ Club

Narendra Nayak complains to DC against noise pollution by Hat Hill Officers’ Club

mangaloretoday News Network

Mangaluru, Jan 01, 2018 :  Eminent rationalist and President of  Federation of  Indian Rationalists’ Association has  lodged a complaint with Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil, alleging that the Hat Hill Officers’ Club located in the midst of gazetted officers quarters at Hat Hill, Mangalore has been persistently causing noise pollution and disturbances to  the residents of the surrounding areas on many occasions round the year.


narendra nayak 1 jan 18" Despite several communications to them and  complaints to the police station  they have been causing noise pollution and disturbances to the residents of the locality," the complaint said adding he had earlier complained to the Deputy Commissioner  and the  jurisdictional police station on January 1 last  year  alleging that the Club was using amplifying systems.  He has also pointed that he, in his pervious complaint dated 1/01/2017  he had sent the links to the videos he  had taken  and that this time he has attached the screen shots of the noise levels recorded  at various times on the night of 31/01/2017 before 10 pm  in the locality when a party was underway there.

sound polution in lalbagh

Pic 1: Noise levels outside the compound of the Hat Hill Officers’  Club at 22.28 hours on 31st Dec 2017(87.4 dB); Pic 2: Noise levels on at 21.58 hours.(79 dB); Pic 3: Noise levels on at 22.41 hours.(74 dB) at Noel park, Microwave station road common area parking space.

Hat Hill Officers Club

Location where the new year party of  Hat Hill Officers’ Club was underway.

"Since the area is a residential area the night time noise levels are not to be more than 55 dB before 10 pm and 45dB after that and the maximum allowable for even a licensed sound system are +10 dB over the same. It is observed that the sound levels as per attached screen shots are all above the permitted levels. These offences have been committed by them despite  complaining  to them since several years over the telephone and by mail," Prof. Nayak said in his complaint to  the Deputy Commissioner and has sought  suitable action in this case.

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