City gov’t kicks off drive vs noisy mufflers

first_imgThe Anti-Modified Muffler Ordinance (“OrdinanceProhibiting the Selling and Using of Modified Mufflers of Public and PrivateMotor Vehicles in Iloilo City and Providing Penalties Thereof”) was unanimouslyapproved by the city council and covered both private and public utilityvehicles. “So far we have not encounteredresistance,” said Conlu. “A LandTransportation Office Administrative Order, meanwhile, allows up to 115decibels f noise away from the source. The 115 decibels is too loud already butis tolerated only because of the lack of a noise measuring device,” statedGanzon. Itwas authored by then councilor Joshua Alim and supported by the Committee onPolice, Fire, Penology, Public Safety, Order and Security, Dangerous Drugs andRehabilitation then chaired by Councilor Jeffrey Ganzon, now the city’s vicemayor. Mufflers filterthe sound and the smoke emission from motor vehicles’ engines. The anti-muffler ordinance wasapproved by the Sangguniang Panlungsod in April 2017 yet. The lack of sound meterdevices, however, stalled its enforcement. “So they could help enforce theordinance,” said Conlu. Twelve motorcycles have so far beenapprehended, according to PSTMO chief Jeck Conlu. ILOILO City – The Public Safety andTransportation Management Office (PSTMO) has started enforcing theAnti-Modified Muffler Ordinance, the city government’s answer to complaintsagainst excessive, irritating and unhealthful sound produced by improvisedmufflers of motor vehicles. In his committeereport, Ganzon recommended that 90 decibel should be the basis for apprehendingvehicles with loud, irritating noise, citing Presidential Decree 953 which alsoset 90 decibels of noise audible in a 10-meter radius is allowable. The apprehended drivers claimed theydid not know there was such an ordinance, said Conlu, “but waay na kita nagpaayo. Ginhambalan naton sila nga ibalik nila ang ila originalmufflers.” It was only recently that two soundmeter devices were acquired, said Conlu. The licenses of their drivers wereconfiscated and citation tickets were issued. The city government plans to purchase20 more of these devices for distribution to various district police stations. The committeeconducted two hearings – on Feb. 27, 2017 and April 7, 2017 – attended byowners of big bikes, transport groups, tricycle associations, and mufflerinstallers. Since this was their first offense,the drivers were fined P1,000 each as provided for in the ordinance.The second offense has a fine of P3,000 and the third offense, P5,000 plusconfiscation of mufflers. Violators of saidordinance will face corresponding and penalties./PNlast_img read more

Mohun Bagan Confers Life Membership to Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee

first_imgKolkata: City football giants Mohun Bagan on Wednesday conferred their Life Membership to Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee after club officials met him at his residence.”Srinjoy Bose, Asst General Secretary and Debashis Dutta, Finance Secretary met Noble Laureate Abhijit V. Banerjee at his Kolkata residence at 4:00 pm and conferred him with the Life Membership of Mohun Bagan Athletic Club,” the club said in a statement. Besides conferring him with Life Membership, the club also handed him the First Day Cover of 1911 and the maroon green jersey with his name written on it. @bosesrinjoy , Hony Asst General Secretary and Mr. Debashish Dutta, Hony. Finance Secretary met Noble Laureate Shri Abhijit V. Banerjee at his Kolkata residence and conferred him with the Life Membership of Mohun Bagan Athletic Club.#JoyMohunBagan— Mohun Bagan (@Mohun_Bagan) October 23, 2019 Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Along with the life membership #AbhijitBanerjee has been given First Day Cover of 1911, Green & Maroon jersey with his name written on it and the book titled “Sona e Lekha Itihase” written by Shri Subir Mukherjee on the history of our club.#JoyMohunBagan— Mohun Bagan (@Mohun_Bagan) October 23, 2019Shri Banerjee extended his gratitude to the club for the honours. He further said that he would like to watch a match of Mohun Bagan from the stands in January, 2020 during his next visit to Kolkata. #JoyMohunBagan— Mohun Bagan (@Mohun_Bagan) October 23, 2019He was also given the book titled “Sona e Lekha Itihase” written by Subir Mukherjee on the history of the club.Banerjee said he would like to watch a Mohun Bagan game from the stands in January during his next visit to Kolkata. abhijit banerjeefootballIndiaindian football First Published: October 23, 2019, 7:58 PM ISTlast_img read more