The government of Maharashtra has taken an important decision to increase the sound level of an ambulance siren from 65 dB to 120 dB (decibels). Aditya Thackeray, president of the youth wing of Shiv Sena, Yuva Sena had made this demand six months ago. The state government has issued a notification to convey the decision.
It was observed that lower sound level of an ambulance used delay its passage to the hospital. On duty traffic police standing at the signal could not hear the siren of ambulance stuck in traffic. Six months back Aditya Thackeray had written to Diwakar Raote, Transport Minister and Ramdas Kadam Environment Minister in Maharashtra Government demanding the increase in sound level of an ambulance’s siren. After a constant follow up, the state government has issued the notification.
After the decision was declared Aditya Thackeray expressed his happiness on Twitter. “My proposal to the government of raising the sirens of the ambulances from 65 dB to 120 dB has been approved and a notification has been issued. Now the new siren level for ambulances in the state will be at the same level of those in other international cities. It may seem like a small step, but I hope this is adopted all across the country. It will help an ambulances pass by faster and efficiently,” he said in a series of the tweets.