West Bengal pollution board distributes GPS-fitted devices to monitor violation of firecracker ban – kolkata

The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) is distributing over 1,000 GPS-fitted sound monitoring devices amongst totally different police stations within the state to observe individuals violating the firecracker ban throughout Kali Puja.

The Calcutta High Court has banned the sale and bursting of firecrackers throughout Kali Puja and different upcoming festivals.

“The devices will help the Kolkata and West Bengal police forces pinpoint the spot and track the offender immediately,” WBPCB Chairman Kalyan Rudra advised PTI on Wednesday.

The show board of the machine exhibits the spot, date and time of the firecracker bursting together with the decibel stage. A thermal printer embedded with the machine permits the printout of the small print for documentary proof and prosecution, he stated.

“We have taught the police to run the devices. The WBPCB team in each zone will coordinate with the local policemen and offer assistance if needed,” the official stated.

The GPS-fitted devices, developed by a state-run IT endeavor, are being utilized by the police and the WBPCB since Kali Puja final 12 months.

Earlier, the police used sound monitoring devices with out GPS tracker and tried to nab violators after recording noise pollution in an space.

The new devices will even be used to report decibel ranges from loudspeakers and sound packing containers blaring in the course of the competition and take motion if required. PTI SUS ACD ACD

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