Thane traffic cops watch as a worker removes the modified silencer from a bike
Thane traffic cops watch as a worker removes the modified silencer from a bike

Thane: In an effort to curb noise pollution caused due to modified silencers on motorcycles, the Thane traffic police have decided to remove such modified silencers. So far action has been taken against 190 motorcyles with such modified silencers and the police have already scrapped 121 of them.

"We received several complaints from residents about these loud motorcycles. The violators zoom around mostly in silent zones like college and garden areas. As per traffic rule, these silencers are not at all permissible. So one motorcycle is caught without asking any questions. We directly remove it," said a police officer from Thane traffic who was in the campaign.

The drive against vehicles not following proper traffic guideline, that was started on June 16 by the traffic police in Thane commissionerate, also took action against cars with black tinted windows. The police took action against 484 vehicles and removed 408 black films from the car windows.

Balasaheb Patil, deputy commissioner of police, Thane traffic, said, "Our efforts are being appreciated by the senior citizens and locals. They reached out us to thank us for the action. We will continue removal of the modified silencers. The modified silencers were scrapped at Durgadi chowk in Kalyan. People should stop using modified silencers and black tints on car windows and save the environment," added Patil.

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