CHENNAI: A PIL petition has been filed in Madras High Court for a direction to the government and the police to strictly implement an order dated July 18, 2005 of the Supreme Court, which placed restrictions on the usage of cone speakers.
The first bench of Chief Justice SK Kaul and Justice MM Sundresh, before which the PIL from S Kumaravelou of Perambur came up for hearing on Thursday, ordered notice to the Home Seretary, DGP and the City Police Commissioner, returnable by March 28.
According to petitioner, noise pollution caused by the cone type speakers during religious and other festivals early in the morning, was highly disturbing. He had lodged complaints with the local police on several occasions. But there was no action. Hence, the present PIL to implement the Supreme Court order on the issue.