Udupi: Police destroy 71 faulty silencers, manufacturers under scanner

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (JD)

Udupi, Jan 31: As many as 71 faulty silencers were destroyed by the Udupi police on Monday, January 31. In a special drive conducted by the Manipal police station from January 1 to January 25, a total of 71 vehicle silencers which violated the Motor Vehicle Act were seized.

Speaking with the media, N Vishnuvardhan, Police Superintendent said, "Last year we had conducted a similar raid. After this we had received many complaints about usage of faulty silencers. People from many localities including doctors and apartment residents had complained about the usage of faulty silencers despite a ban. On the basis of this we immediately took action, seized the silencers and fined the motorists. This drive will continue. If we receive complaints from any other police station limits also, necessary action will be taken. In days to come we will also identify the faulty silencer manufacturers and the persons who are involved in fitting them locally. The drive will continue," he said.

Any silencer which crosses the limit of 80 decibels is identified as a faulty silencer. The 71 silencers seized were destroyed. A silencer costing around Rs 25,000 was also seized by Manipal police.

Manjunath, circle inspector, Manipal, Sudhakar S Naik, deputy commissioner, Udupi police and police personnel of Manipal station were present.




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  • Rohan lobo, Kalladka

    Tue, Feb 01 2022

    Will police mind to stop late night sound pollution created by functions ? Oh boy, I forgot its not noice pollution they are stopping, its against manufacturers of silencer they are fighting!!!

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 31 2022

    Very good work from SP N Vishnuvardhan sir. But this work is going on since many years. But still the owners nor drivers are not educated. I think it is better to seize the vehicles for few months along with havey fine. Then we can wait and see the progress.

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  • Robert Rodrigues, Muscat

    Mon, Jan 31 2022

    Also distroy faulty and currept politicians who trouble the people

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Mon, Jan 31 2022

    Robert Rodrigues, Muscat, Your question sounds good and I support it.

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  • sunnymiranda, Bangalore

    Mon, Jan 31 2022

    our company also destroying old computers ,need to contact whom

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  • Vijay, mANGALORE

    Mon, Jan 31 2022

    Hats off to the Police department for this drive. Same way try to put a ban on bus horns which produce excess noise.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Mon, Jan 31 2022

    do you have the guts to do the same with the blaring horns of private buses? i definitely support what you did..but you must be fair to everyone...not beating handicapped person and letting go one who is powerful...as you people get hafta from private bus lobby you dont take any action..even if you take it is kann katt..

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