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HC bans hydraulic horn across country

| Updated: November 05, 2017 19:45:44

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The ban on using hydraulic horns will be effective throughout the country, aiming to mitigate the sound pollution.

The High Court on Sunday directed the government to stop the use of hydraulic horns across Bangladesh.

The bench of Justice Kazi Rezaul Haque and Justice Mohammad Ullah passed the order after hearing on a supplementary petition.

According to UNB, Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh filed a writ petition to stop the use of hydraulic horns on August 22. After hearing, the HC bench banned hydraulic horns in the capital on August 23.

On October 8, the transport owners and drivers of Dhaka were given 15 days to deposit the hydraulic horns used in their vehicles to their respective police stations.

Later, a writ petition was filed seeking ban on the use of hydraulic horns across the country.

According to the writ petition, any machine which causes sound pollution cannot be used as per Motors Vehicles Ordinance. But violating the act, different vehicles are using hydraulic horns.

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