Dial 155270 to prevent mob violence, 155271 for curbing noise pollution

New Delhi (India) Apr 18 (ANI): The Delhi Police on Thursday launched two new helpline numbers 155270 and 155271, for prevention of mob violence and noise pollution, respectively.
“Helpline number 155270 is available for receiving calls related to any incident of lynching or mob violence. Any person aggrieved or a witness can report any such incident to this round the clock helpline number…..155271 has been launched to receive calls related to Noise Pollution in Delhi.,” the Delhi Police said in a statement. The mob violence helpline number was introduced in compliance with the directions of the Supreme Court while the noise pollution helpline came in compliance with the directions of National Green Tribunal (NGT) orders.
“The Apex Court had asked that a response system may be introduced to deal with such acts and to prevent the instances of loss of life and public as well as private properties during incidents of mob violence…… NGT ordered that effective steps be undertaken to control Noise Pollution and to sensitize the public about the hazards of sound Pollution,” the statement said.
With the introduction of the new helpline numbers, the public can lodge complaints regarding sound pollution from DJ’s, loudspeakers, public address system, sound amplifiers, generators of 5 KV or more, construction equipment like marble cutting machine operating between 10pm to 6am. Action on calls would be taken promptly against any such violators using such sound system, whether fitted on static location or vehicle.
The helplines would remain operational 24×7 to provide round the clock assistance to the public. It would also facilitate quick and professional response and swift action by the Police Control Room (PCR) vans and local police stations. (ANI)

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