NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal has directed automobile manufacturers to provide information to consumers about sound level of vehicles at the time of sale as noise pollution is posing a serious threat to the health of the people. It also directed Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) to notify the noise emission standards for vehicles at the manufacturing stage and thereafter issue necessary directions under Section 20 of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, to the concerned authorities for enforcement of such standards. The NGT said that information about sound emissions due to the automobile to consumers and public authorities has the potential to influence purchasing decisions and accelerate the transition to a quieter vehicle fleet. "Accordingly,
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