The High Court also said the authorities should try to strike a balance between implementation of norms and people's sentiments regarding cultural and religious festivals
Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to consider framing noise regulations for residential and building construction activities, reports PTI.
A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice NM Jamdar was hearing a bunch of public interest litigations regarding strict implementation of noise pollution rules in silence zones across the city.
"We have personally noticed the decibel level is very high during such construction activities. The civic body should consider framing different noise regulations for construction activities," the bench said.
Senior counsel SU Kamdar, appearing for the BMC, told the court that presently there is only a time limit imposed on construction activities and the issue of framing of regulations will have to be placed before the Improvement Committee of the civic body.
The bench also said it was considering to set up a committee comprising officials from different government departments and the civic body to look into the issue of noise pollution and whether or not permission can be given to an organiser to hold cultural events and what conditions should be imposed.
Following numerous applications filed before the court seeking permissions to hold cultural and political rallies in silence zones after the civic body and police deny permission, the court suggested for a committee to be formed which will consider such applications.
The court also said the authorities should try to strike a balance between implementation of norms and people's sentiments regarding cultural and religious festivals.
After hearing the arguments of all parties involved, the court said it would pass an appropriate order later.
Kingfisher has six Airbus planes leased from ILFC in its fleet of 42 aircraft and the leasing company has taken back four planes from the Vijay Mallya owned carrier
Mumbai: Five planes of Kingfisher Airlines have been grounded - four taken back by US-based leasing company International Lease Finance Corp (ILFC) and one confiscated by the service tax department -- compounding troubles for the beleaguered carrier, reports PTI.
Neither Kingfisher nor the lessor - International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) - offered any comment.
"One more lessor, International Lease Finance Corporation has taken back four Airbus planes from Kingfisher following non-payment of lease rentals," sources said, adding that the aircraft are now parked at the Mumbai airport.
According to the sources, Kingfisher has six Airbus planes leased from ILFC in its fleet of 42 aircraft.
ILFC did not comment on the issue. "At this time we are not offering any comment on Kingfisher," an ILFC spokesperson said in an email response from the company headquarters in Los Angeles.
It could not be ascertained as to how much was the amount pending for payment to ILFC.
Kingfisher spokesperson too responded in a similar manner saying it does not comment on its relationship with vendors.
However, the Service Tax Department confirmed on Tuesday that it had confiscated an ATR plane from the carrier for defaulting on tax dues running into Rs63 crore.
The airline owes Rs190 crore in service tax dues of which the airline has contested the department's claim for Rs127 crore in arrears.
The developments come amid reports that Kingfisher is working on a revival plan to be presented to the aviation authorities by the end of this month.
CBI claimed exemption without explaining how disclosing the information on why the agency decided not to prosecute Mukesh and Anil Ambani in the Reliance Infocomm case would affect the court case. The claim was denied by the CIC. This is the eighth in a series of important judgements given by Shailesh Gandhi, former CIC that can be used or quoted in an RTI application