In India, the use of vehicles that create undue noise or have non-functional silencers is regulated by the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, and subsequent amendments. The law prohibits the use of vehicles that create noise levels beyond the permissible limit and cause discomfort, nuisance or danger to other road users.
Additionally, the use of loudspeakers or playing music at high pitch on vehicles is also prohibited by law. This rule applies to all types of vehicles, including cars, motorcycles, and other modes of transport.
If a vehicle is found to have a non-functional silencer or to be creating undue noise, or if loudspeakers are being used to play music at high pitch, the driver/owner of the vehicle may be fined. The fine amount may vary from state to state, but it can range from Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 5,000 or more.