Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has granted permission for the use of loudspeakers until midnight during Ramlila, Durga Puja, and Dussehra celebrations. Presently, loudspeakers were allowed only till 10 p.m.
This permission will be effective from October 15 to October 24. During this period, organisers will be required to strictly adhere to noise pollution regulations. After the Chief Minister’s approval, the file has been sent to Lieutenant Govenor Vinai Kumar Saxena for final approval.
The announcement comes a day after Kejriwal met a delegation of office bearers of the Luv Kush Ramleela Committee. “The request, made by various organisers, including the Lav Kush Ramlila Committee, was to extend the permission for using loudspeakers until midnight, instead of the previous limit of 10 pm
“The Chief Minister took this matter seriously and, taking immediate action, granted permission to use loudspeakers until midnight on Friday. The file has now been sent to the Lieutenant Governor (LG),” the Chief Minister Office said in a statement. Ramlila organisers must get permission from the police and ensure that the use of loudspeakers does not violate noise levels in residential areas, the CMO statement added.
Now, in Delhi, organisers of grand events such as Ramlila, Durga Puja, and Dussehra celebrations can use loudspeakers until midnight.
However, the organisers of these religious events will need to obtain permission from the Delhi Police with the condition that they do not violate the prescribed noise standards for residential areas during the use of loudspeakers. Presently, the use of loudspeakers in Delhi is allowed only until 10 pm.
The Ramlila in Delhi is set to begin on October 15 and will continue until October 24.
Every year, grand Ramlila performances take place in various parts of Delhi with great fanfare. Additionally, Durga Puja is also celebrated on a large scale.