Deputies of the Moscow City Council approved today the introduction in the capital of "quiet time", when noisy refurbishment activity in apartment houses is forbidden. As reported in Construction.ru via the press service of the city parliament, such regulations will be in operation from 13.00 till 15.00 and from 19.00 till 9.00. Penalties for violations of the decree of silence will be from 1,000 to 2,000 rubles ($20 to $40); for officials, from 4,000 to 8,000 rubles ($80 to $160); and for legal workers, from 40,000 to 80,000 rubles ($800 to $1600). ‘Loud sounds’ connotes the carrying out of reorganization or re-planning of premises in apartment houses and other repair work. The right to allocate penalties has been given to the Moscow housing inspectorate.