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Curb noise pollution in city: Police chief to senior officers

One of the main points was the compliance of NGT directions on noise pollution

Curb noise pollution in city: Police chief  to senior officers

New Delhi: Measures to curb noise pollution was discussed in a recent meeting held between the top brass of Delhi Police. Commissioner of Police Amulya Patnaik told senior officers that local police should proactively take initiative to curb sound pollution.

According to police sources, the meeting was held in the last week of August at police headquarters. It was headed by the Police Chief. One of the main points of the discussion was the compliance of NGT directions on noise pollution.

An officer of the rank of Joint Commissioner of Police (JCP) in the city police gave a presentation related to NGT guidelines and action required by the Delhi Police to curb noise pollution.

"The CP directed various measures to senior officers for strict compliance," sources said. Joint Commissioner of police (ranges) and district DCsP were told to make an agenda point, on efforts to curb noise pollution, for their weekly meetings and review it regularly.

Sources further added that a Joint CP rank officer was told to send district wise break up related to noise pollution to each district so that appropriate action can be taken regularly.

"In addition to responding to calls related to sound pollution, action should also be initiated by local police at their own initiative in a proactive manner," CP directed other officers.

The district DCsP were told to conduct surprise checks at the identified noise pollution hot spots and take appropriate legal action if any violation is found.

Unregulated use of DJ systems and unnecessary honking are few major reasons behind the noise pollution. In April, the Delhi Police launched helpline number 155271 to receive calls related to noise pollution in the city.

"Noise pollution or sound pollution is a menace which affects physical as well as psychological health of an individual," reads the press statement of Delhi Police.

Adding further, the statement revealed that to provide relief from noise pollution, this new helpline number has been introduced, so that public can lodge complaints of sound pollution like DJ's, loudspeakers, public address system, sound amplifiers, generators of 5 kV or more, construction equipment like marble cutting machine operating between 10 pm to 6 am.

Take action against illegal sale of Chinese manjha and acid

The police chief directed officers to conduct surprise checkings in the shops selling kites and if any kite seller is found selling Chinese manjha, appropriate legal action should be taken against him.

"The top cop also told officers to take action against outlets indulging in unauthorised sale of acid" sources added.

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