The High Court on Wednesday asked the government to take necessary steps in 48 hours to stop the use of hydraulic horns in the capital city of Dhaka to prevent sound pollution.
The court also asked the government to confiscate the instruments in the market used for hydraulic horns in the next seven days and asked the authorities to seize the vehicles after 27 August if they use hydraulic horns defying the order.
The HC bench of justice Quazi Reza-ul Hoque and justice Mohammadullah passed the order in response to a writ petition filed by advocate Monjil Morshed on behalf of rights body Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh.
The bench also asked the government to file the progress report in two weeks.
The writ petition said any machine causing sound pollution cannot be operated as per the Motors Vehicles Ordinance, but violating the act, it mentioned, different vehicles are using hydraulic horns.