Noise generated from a wide range of sources can affect other people's enjoyment of the environment and is therefore considered a serious issue.
The noise regulation is generally based upon complaints from members of the public, so it is usually in your best interests as a neighbor or business operator to take steps to minimize the noise you make and to limit noisy activities to the specified times of the day or night.
Noise Pollution Survey of Peshawar City
Noise survey was conducted at the main traffic junctions and it was observed that the average noise level in Peshawar City is in range of 90dB- 100dB as compared to the WHO limits of 85 dB (decibel). The main source is the pressure horns and the defective silencers of the two-stroke auto rickshaws.
Campaign against Pressure Horns
EPA mobile team, with the cooperation of traffic police carried a campaign against vehicles with pressure horns. As a result vehicles were checked and 3804 pressure horns removed and destroyed. The campaign is in progress in collaboration with Traffic Police and Military Police.
The detail is as under:
So far during the whole campaign, total 3804 pressure horns were removed from 6068 vehicles in 178 working days.