Islamabad to be made noise pollution free city: Inspector General of Police


Islamabad: Inspector General of Police Islamabad Wajid Ali Khan Durrani on Tuesday said that noise pollution is injurious to human health and Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) is striving hard to make the capital noise-free.

He was addressing on the occasion of bulldozing more than 2,300 pressure horns at ITP Office here Tuesday. Secretary Ministry of Environment Fareed Ullah, SSP (Traffic) Dr. Moeen Masood and other police officials were also present on the occasion.

ITP has constituted a special squad to check the noise pollution, and takes action against pressure horns, extra seats and curtains in public service vehicles (PSVs). During the last five months, 2,300 pressure horns were removed from various vehicles by the team and squads of traffic police which were bulldozed in ITP Headquarters.

The IGP said that to make the capital noise free city, ITP started a campaign as the noise pollution is affecting the nerves and injurious to human health, therefore, strict action would be taken against pressure horns users.

He said that a special squad including the officials from Islamabad Traffic Police and Ministry of Environment conduct regular checking and fine vehicles involved in creating noise pollution or other environmental pollution in the city. The purpose of this whole practice is to provide better transportation facilities to the citizens and end noise pollution in the city.

Secretary Environment Fareed Ullah said that noise pollution was equally dangerous for nerves and heart system of human beings. He said noise pollution may cause annoyance, aggression, hypertension, high stress levels, hearing loss, sleep disturbances and other harmful effect. He said that that Ministry of Environment and ITP are making joint efforts to make city noise free and to save citizens from any kind of ailment.

SSP Dr. Moeen Masood also directed the personnel on the occasion to ensure implementation of traffic laws with letter and spirit and educate the citizens about hazards of noise pollution. He said ITP had also engaged students of various schools and colleges to create awareness among the citizens to avoid using pressure horns.

On the occasion, traffic policemen and officials from Ministry of Environment were awarded certificates by the IGP Wajid Ali Khan Durrani and Secretary Environment Fareed Ullah who worked with commitment to make city pollution free during Vehicular Monitoring Emission Campaign from May 24 to June

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