A division bench of justices A S Oka and C V Bhadang was hearing a bunch of public interest litigations seeking implementation of noise pollution rules and regulations.
"The authorities have failed completely to ensure implementation of the noise pollution rules. It is the police's duty to ensure that noise levels at places where religious festivals and functions and processions are held on public roads are measured and prompt action is taken if there is any violation", the court said.
The court was informed that as of now only 494 decibel meters are available with the police and more 1,843 such meters are required.
"The government shall within three months from yesterday take steps to procure the required decibel meters. The government shall also make proper arrangements for maintenance of checks periodically to ensure that the meters are in working condition", the court ordered.

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