Justice L. Narasimha Reddy of the High Court on Thursday directed the City Commissioner of Police to strictly implement the Government Order banning the use of loudspeakers without permission and checking noise pollution in residential areas in Old City areas.

The court was passing these interim orders in a writ petition filed by Hari Kishore Verma, a senior citizen of Charmahal, Petla Burj area of the Old City. He said that late night meetings near religious places were being held till well past midnight with loudspeakers blaring at high decibel levels.

The bench heard the Government pleader and then issued orders to implement this GO.