60 Vehicles Fined In Lahore Over Noise And Air Pollution

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No one likes noisy cars unless it is a Ferrari V8 or something like that, even then, cities have maximum decibel limits that even cars like Ferrari have to abide by or else they are not deemed road-legal. Environmental Protection Department (EPA), Traffic Police and Transport department in Lahore issued fines to 60 vehicles over noise and air pollution.

All the above mentioned department have started a campaign to raise awareness and monitor noise and air pollution caused by vehicles. Teams of four people each were deployed in various areas of Lahore and around 254 vehicles were monitored, out of which 60 vehicles were fined for noise and air pollution. The teams further instructed the violators to use four-stroke vehicles instead of two-stroke vehicles.

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The awareness campaign have been initiated to make Lahore’s air clean and make the city calm by lowering noise produced by cars. The teams also distributed pamphlets and written lecture to educate people on environmental protection laws. The campaign promotes the use of four-stroke vehicles over two-stroke as not only do they cause pollution, but are also unsafe as well.

Baber K. Khan

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  • Guest

    Interesting measures. And a few questions:

    1. “to make Lahore’s air clean and make the city calm by lowering noise produced by cars”. Air could become cleaner by reducing the emissions, but how can it become cleaner by reducing the noise? Or the premise is that generally, the cars which are noisy are also smoke spewing?

    2. The article doesn’t state what is the measure of “noisy” vehicle and “acceptable” level of noise. The team monitored 254 vehicles and fined only 60. What was special in those 60 vehicles?

    3. “The campaign promotes the use of four-stroke vehicles over two-stroke as
    not only do they cause pollution, but are also unsafe as well.” The sentence needs to be structured properly, as it can be confusing that the disadvantages mentioned belong to 4-stroke or 2-stroke. 2-stroke engine is not inherently unsafe, unless the writer wants to say about spark leakage or half-combusted half-burning fuel coming out of the exhaust. What the writer wants to say is that the vehicle more likely to have 2-stroke engine are the ones more likely to have unsafe chassis and being driven in unsafe style. Retrofitting such a vehicle with 4-stroke engine would not somehow improve the stability of the chassis, crash safety and driver’s behavior.

  • Someone

    Wow u must be really lifeless

  • Hassan Rao

    This was an old old campaign started in 1980’s still no progress

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