Lucknow noise & gridlock capital of UP

  • | Friday | 11th January, 2019

Police response vehicles (PRV) reach the spot promptly and stop noise on getting any complaint.” People call UP100 because it is the easiest way to seek police help for redressal of complaint.“While traffic related complaints were received uniformly across the year, calls related to noise pollution peaked during marriage season, festivals and New Year’s Eve,” said UP100 ASP Abhay Nath Mishra.“We were able to resolve 94% complaints. Maximum sound pollution related complaints were made by senior citizens on grounds of ill health,” he added.As many as 972 traffic jam complaints emanated from Aminabad in 2018, while 233 calls about noise pollution were made from Mahanagar locality.CO Kaiserbagh Amit Rai said, “People coming to Aminabad for shopping park their vehicles on road leading to frequent jams. We are deploying more men for effective regulation of traffic in the area.”There are a number of parks and event venues in Mahanagar where DJs, bands and music is played till late in the night during wedding season.The senior citizens in the plush colony get irritated by the noise, said CO Mahanagar, Santosh Singh.SSP Lucknow Kalanidhi Naithani said, “There has been a 28% reduction in traffic complaints in the city in 2018 than the previous year. LUCKNOW: The efforts of authorities to streamline traffic and curb use of loudspeakers in compliance with high court orders in the state capital did not fetch the desired results last year since most traffic jam and noise complaints in the entire state were made from the city in 2018, reveals UP100 data.As many as 11,771 calls relating to traffic jams were made from Lucknow, followed by 9,684 from Ghaziabad, 7,790 from Prayagraj, 6,794 from GB Nagar, and 6,125 from Kanpur in 2018.Likewise, 2,282 calls were made to UP100 regarding noise in Lucknow, 1,386 from Ghaziabad, 1,298 from Kanpur, 1,254 in GB Nagar, and 1,247 from Prayagraj.Within the city, most traffic related complaints were made from Aminabad, while Mahanagar topped in complaints related to noise pollution.UP100 officials attributed the higher number of noise pollution complaints from the city to increase in use of DJs and loudspeakers at night.

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