The High Court has directed the concerned authority of the government to take necessary steps in 48 hours to stop the use of hydraulic horns in vehicles in Dhaka city to prevent sound pollution.
The HC bench comprising justice Kazi Reza-ul Haque and justice Mohammad Ullah passed the order on Wednesday.
The court also asked the government to confiscate the instruments used for hydraulic horns in the next seven days.
It also issued a rule upon the authorities concerned to explain in four weeks as to why use of hydraulic horns in vehicles should not be declared illegal, said Supreme Court lawyer advocate Monjil Morshed.
The court also asked the authorities concerned to seize vehicles if hydraulic horns are used after August 27.
The HC bench came up with the after hearing a petition filed by rights organisation Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh.
Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Manzill Murshid placed arguments on the writ petition.
According to writ petition, any machine which causes sound pollution can not be used as per Motors Vehicles Ordinance. But violating the act, different vehicles are using hydraulic horns.
As per the Motor Vehicles Ordinance 1983, any vehicle that generates more than 85 decibel sound after starting the engine will not get the clearance certificate while it is totally forbidden to install hydraulic horn in the transports. But maximum number of bus and trucks has been using hydraulic horns threatening public health.