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HC orders surrender of hydraulic horns in 15 days

  • Published at 01:11 am October 9th, 2017
HC orders surrender of hydraulic horns in 15 days
The High Court has ordered vehicle owners and drivers in Dhaka to surrender their hydraulic horns to local police stations within 15 days. A High Court bench led by Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice Mohammad Ullah issued the order on Sunday after receiving compliance reports submitted by Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) and Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP). After 15 days, police will take steps to destroy the horns as using those have been banned, the court said.
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The BRTA and the DMP filed separate compliance reports on Sunday following the courts order to submit them. Both the authorities in their reports said they had seized a huge number of hydraulic horns in the city, but some people still used it. The High Court issued a ruling on August 23, banning the horns in Dhaka after a writ petition regarding noise pollution was filed by Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh, an NGO. The use of hydraulic horns is in violation of Motor Vehicles Ordinance, 1983 as it creates noise pollution.