Secretariat area to become ‘No Horn Zone’ area from Dec 17

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The surrounding areas of the Secretariat will
be ‘Silent Zone’ or ‘No Horn Zone’ area from December 17.

As part of making the capital free from sound-pollution, the surrounding
areas of the Secretariat, Zero Point, Paltan, Kadam Foara, Shikkha Bhaban and Secretariat Link road will be silent zone from December 17 where no vehicle will be allowed to play horn,” he said. (News BSS)

“Vehicles moving in the area have been requested not to play any horn”,
stated Acting Secretary of the Environment, Forests and Climate Change
ministry, at a meeting held with the representatives of different ministries
and organizations today at the ministry’s conference room, said a press
release.

The meeting stated that to create public awareness, decision has been
taken to raise billboards, distribute banners and festoons and miking in the
areas.

Any person playing horn in the zone will be punished with minimum one
month of imprisonment or maximum fine of Taka 10,000 or both, according to
the section 8(2) of the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2006,
stated the meeting.

Earlier on November 25, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister
Md Shahab Uddin said the surrounding areas of the Secretariat will be
declared as ‘Silent Zone’ from December 17 to make that areas sound-free.