The ban on crackers in Delhi by the Supreme Court has not had that impact on the State capital. Though Delhi registered low noise pollution in three years, it was still higher than permissible decibels. Bengaluru on the other hand stood first as the most silent and pollution-free City in the country, reports Kannada Prabha.

According to the statistics of the Central Pollution Control Board, on Saturday, in Delhi’s 10 centres, 9 centres recorded lesser noise pollution in three years. Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow and Chennai were the noisiest with Hyderabad topping the list. Mumbai and Bengaluru were the more noise-free cities. Bengaluru was most silent on Deepavali night. As many as seven cities violated safety precautions with respect to cracker bursting. But generally the level of noise pollution had decreased this year, said the officials.