Tribune News Service
Kurukshetra, March 21
The thumping noise from modified silencers of motorcycles has become a cause of inconvenience for commuters and local residents in Kurukshetra. Several youths driving motorcycles causing noise can be seen in the city, especially around educational institutions.
“It causes distraction and is done at times for eve-teasing. There should be a ban on the sale of modified silencers and action should be taken against spare part dealers who sell these,” says Prof Tejinder Sharma, a local resident.
“This noise has become a nuisance in the city. The first thing youths do after getting a Enfield Bullet motorcycle is to get its silencer modified. The sole purpose is to attract the attention of passersby. Strict action should be taken against them,” says Sailesh, another local resident.
“This noise scares commuters, especially children and the aged. The distraction sometimes causes accidents. The modification of silencers invites penalty and vehicles can be impounded. We have requested the Deputy Commissioner and the SP to take action,” says Naresh Bhardwaj, member of Green Earth, an NGO.
The NGO had submitted a list of at least 35 motorcycles having modified silencers. The police say that a crackdown was launched against persons using modified silencers and 25 challans were issued.
“We are gathering information about mechanics, who modify silencers and spare part dealers, who sell these. Action will be taken against these mechanics and dealers soon,” says SP Himanshu Garg.