The use of loud crackers and bombs was limited and well within the timeline except for stray incidents, said the NGO.
30 Oct 2019 3:30 AM
The firecrackers were analysed for their content with respect to harmful emissions after bursting and noise levels.
19 Oct 2019 2:00 AM
According to the NGO, DJs were not used except for a single procession at Opera House.
14 Sep 2019 2:14 AM
In January this year, the gymkhana was directed not to hold any events post 10 pm and change the direction of the floodlights.
13 Nov 2018 1:45 AM
Accordingly, Sanjay Salunkhe, one of the members of Awaaz Foundation had recorded noise levels from various parts of the city.
01 Nov 2018 1:16 AM
The report will be sent to respective municipal corporations, the officials said.
01 Nov 2018 1:14 AM
The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board will be carrying out the testing of firecrackers on Wednesday.
24 Oct 2018 1:49 AM
Dussehra celebrations by political parties also exceeded the standard noise levels as many rallies recorded decibel readings up to 88 decibels.
20 Oct 2018 2:12 AM
The saving grace was that celebrations were less noisy this time around than last year when noise levels reached 119.8 dB.
25 Sep 2018 1:45 AM
The NGO recorded noise levels from 7.30 pm to 11pm on Monday at 14 places.
19 Sep 2018 12:53 AM
The average levels, as per the survey, are around 75-85 decibels while the permissible limit is 55 decibels.
27 Jun 2018 2:33 AM
Action will be taken against BMC officials who failed to curb the same.
27 Jun 2018 2:31 AM
This is the first of a kind campaign where the auto rickshaw union has come forward to support the cause.
05 Apr 2018 1:37 AM
The NGO, Awaaz Foundation wrote to the Konkan division office asking that illegal sand mining be stopped.
10 Feb 2018 6:31 AM
The resident also asserted that earlier the floodlights were kept on till late hours of night during wedding functions.
20 Jan 2018 3:15 AM
The Mumbai-based organisation headed by activist Sumaira Abdulali was registered in 2008.
20 Dec 2017 2:04 AM
Laura D’Silva, a 70-year-old resident, said that the drilling operations are touching the 50-year-old building where she resides.
14 Dec 2017 1:45 AM
In the last hearing on September 4, the court had directed Abdulali’s organisation to issue a 48 hours notice to the defendant about the next date.
12 Sep 2017 2:32 AM
The latter organisation is undertaking various social activities different from what the Awaaz Foundation pursues.
05 Sep 2017 2:27 AM
The highest level on the 10th and final day of Ganesh Chaturthi last year was 114dB.
28 Aug 2017 1:57 AM