India has one of the most extensive noise pollution controls in the world.
This includes a strict ban on loud music and the use of loudspeakers at concerts and other events.
But with the country experiencing a spate of cases of noisy bars in recent years, a new report has put the matter in perspective.
A study by the Delhi-based Institute of Public Policy (IPP) found that the bar’s noise levels have reached dangerous levels in many places in the city, which have seen a rise in the number of bars across the city in recent months.
“There have been cases of bar noise levels exceeding the limit of safe levels in the last few months, particularly in the south Delhi area, where loud music was playing regularly, and in residential areas, where noise levels reached alarmingly high levels,” IPP Director Anurag Tandon told The Times Of India.
The bar-based pollution control is seen as a major contributor to noise pollution in Delhi, he added.
The study found that bars are the most prevalent cause of noise pollution.
They account for 16.7% of noise in Delhi and 15.6% in the surrounding areas, with noise levels in bars exceeding the safe level of 20 decibels.
In the capital, the study found, bar noise was associated with a rise of 10 decibel levels in one-hour intervals in the first three months of the year.
“We have to do something about noise pollution,” Tandon said.
The IPA has asked the Delhi government to implement a comprehensive strategy to reduce noise pollution at bars, which he said has to include the establishment of sound barriers to prevent the spread of bar-related noise, such as metal detectors.
“We are also trying to make the noise barriers in the bar more effective, as it is becoming a big source of noise,” Tison said.
“The bar should not be a place where noise is being amplified.
It should be a quiet place where people can relax and relax with friends.”
He said the IPA was also looking at ways to control noise levels at bars in residential neighborhoods.
“The issue is not just noise, but also the way bars are being used,” he said.
In a report released in January, the Delhi Bar Council had suggested that the state should set up sound barriers and noise barriers at bars.
It had also suggested that bars should be required to have a bar-specific noise-filtering system.
The Delhi Bar Association, a private association of bar owners, has also come out in support of the idea.
“This issue needs to be addressed.
We are not against noise pollution, but we want to see more noise-reduction measures implemented,” the association said in a statement.
Bar noise pollution is a major cause of air pollution in India, and there have been reports of bars clogging up the air with noise, causing breathing problems.