Noise Pollution: Broadcasting Devices Banned In Bus Soon
11 Avril 2014 - Défi Media Group
Users of public transport will no longer enjoy the radio or music with this new law in preparation. It follows complaints lodged with the authorities.
Music and radio bother them. Passengers in the bus complaining of noise pollution have expressed their dissatisfaction with the National Transport Authority (NTA).
Cyril Appajala, Traffic Controller at the NTA, said Tuesday, March 18 Challenge Media Group that the new law is a logical "number accumulated over months complaints" : "Some passengers yearn for more peace when they travel the bus. There are sleeping, reading and returning hospitals or funeral. For this reason, we must respect their choice. "
However, no figures are available on the number of complaints to the NTA.
No date has been advanced as to either the entry into force of this Act. It is that she is being finalized. Since its implementation, it will cover the entire fleet, the equivalent of 1,930 buses.
Offenders might bailing a fine that would, in the worst case, the seizure of the "fitness certificate" and broadcasting devices. Bus owners will have a reasonable time to remove all material after the entry into force of the new law.
Another thing to remember: this law will also affect passengers. Those causing noise pollution with mobile phones will face fines. They should bring headphones if they wish to follow the news or listen to music.
Kevin Bhuntora, catcher for 12 years, this law has not its raison d'être: "It happened that passengers ask me to turn on the radio to track information. It is important to follow the news especially in the morning. I can not imagine working without the music or the radio! "
Same story on the side of Rajen. Receiver in a single bus, he said that this law is "not founded": "As long as the radio is set to a reasonable volume, it should not be a problem. That would be both to those who wish or do not wish to listen. "