The state pollution control board will monitor noise levels at the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited’s (MMRCL) ongoing Metro III project construction site at Marol, Andheri (East), at night.
The move comes a week after non government organisation Watchdog Foundation filed a criminal complaint against officers from MMRCL and a private developer in the metropolitan magistrate court of Andheri, for flouting noise rules in a residential area through construction of the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro-III underground corridor in the municipal playground area in Marol.
The hearing is scheduled on February 22.
“We have decided to take suo motu action after receiving the complaint and check if noise rules are being flouted at night,” said a senior official from the Mahrashtra Pollution Control Board. “While we still are not clear about what environment clearance guidelines have been issued to MMRCL, high noise levels in residential areas during the night is a violation of rules. If there is one, we will be issuing a notice to MMRCL.” More info