The nearest hill station to the city beautiful Chandigarh, Shimla has just got silence zones where noone will be able to honk or create any sort of noise pollution. A total of 22 silence zones have been marked in Shimla by the District administration of Shimla. The decision has been directed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT). These 22 silence zones in Shimla include institutions, hospitals and some other government places will be monitored for controlling the noise pollution in the city. Concerned over increasing noise pollution in Shimla, the administration has taken this step and it has already been implemented.
Silence Zone of Shimla
Shimla District Administration has identified 22 places as complete silence zones. The main places of the beautiful hill station of India, that have been listed in the silent zones are as follow: These include Private and Government Schools, Hospitals in Shimla, Raj Bhawan, Vidhan Sabha, HP High Court, HP University and State Secretariat.
Apart from these, the educational institution that now fall under silence zone in Shimla include:
- College of Excellence
- St Bedes College
- St Edwards School
- Loreto Convent
- RKMV College
- Shimla Public School
- Tibetian School and much more are included in the list.
Hospitals that have been declared as silence zones in Shimla include:
- DD Hospital
- Kamla Nehru Child and Mother Hospital
- Ayurvedic Hospital
- Sanitorium Hospital has also been declared as the silent zones.
Why such decision?
Commercialization, increasing tourists and high noise pollution are the major reasons for segregating the above-mentioned places as silence zones. As a hill station, several species of animals have their home in Shimla. Increasing pollution not only scares them but also force them to come out of their habitats and enter human enclosures. This is not only dangerous for humans but animals as well. The identified places of the town will be monitored by the Pollution Control Board, Shimla, Municipal Corporation and the District Administration collectively. It will be monitored over the norms fixed by the Pollution Control Board. It will also look upon whether the ‘silence zones’ adhere to noise pollution norms and will ensure implementation of the same. People seen breaking the rules will have to face strict actions.
It is necessary that noise pollution remains under control and the beautiful hill station of Shimla which is the most visited place from Chandigarh remains quaint and beautiful.
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