UP pollution control panel fails to control bursting fire crackers

Published: November 3, 2013

Lucknow, Nov 4 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board failed in its efforts to contain bursting of fire crackers post 10 p.m. Sunday night on Diwali, as per a Supreme Court ruling.

Sources confirmed to IANS that the police control room was flooded by frantic calls from heart patients, families of kids and infants to stop the crackers by sending mobile squads, but all their requests fell on deaf ears.

Overzealous youngsters blasted ear deafening crackers as the local police looked the other way.

“My daughter was not well and we rang up the police after a neighbour began blasting crackers after 10.30 p.m. But we got a very cold response. What is the use of SC deadlines and all this talk of sound pollution when the police does not care about all this,” said a concerned Ritu Sharma.

At many places in Aliganj, Jankipuram, Sitapur road, Nirala Nagar, Gokhale Marg, Sapru Marg, Indiranagar, Gomtinagar, youngsters played cracker matches.

These matches meant that crackers would begin after 11 p.m. and each side would try to outdo the other by bursting the maximum number of loudest crackers.

Sharad Mishra, a resident of Sapru Marg, told IANS that his wife was bed-ridden with a neurological disorder and that she had immense trouble Sunday night due to the high sound crackers.

“Even the sedatives did not work. What is most shocking is that the police did not come to our rescue even though they are duty bound to enforce the SC directive,” he said.

Residents also complained that both Deputy Inspector General of Police Navneit Sikera and the Senior Superintendent of Police J. Ravindra Gaud refused to take calls saying they were busy with parties and puja.

Crackers were also burst around prohibited areas like places of religious worship, schools and hospitals.

The pollution control board officials had earlier claimed that they and the local police had formed mobile squads to check high-decibel crackers to ensure that no crackers were burst post the 10 p.m, deadline of the apex court.

IANS 2013-11-04 10:06:05

[+]

Tags: , , ,



Readers Comments (0)

Comments are closed.

Featured

Royal Wedding

Aga Khan’s eldest son Prince Rahim and his wife Kendra Salwa Spears expecting their first child

VANCOUVER DESI The Aga Khan’s eldest son Prince Rahim and his wife Princess Salwa (Kendra Salwa Spears) are expecting their first child, the spiritual leader…
Continue Reading »

CIVIC ELECTIONS

Surrey mayoral candidates share city visions at first meeting

AMY REID VANCOUVER DESI SURREY — Surrey mayoral candidates met for the city’s first all-candidates meeting Thursday night at SFU. Six of the seven candidates…
Continue Reading »

OTTAWA

Surrey MP Nina Grewal’s account of the shootout in Ottawa

NINA GREWAL SPECIAL TO IANS  When Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking at about 9.30 a.m. Wednesday in a caucus room of parliament, we…
Continue Reading »

LOCAL NEWS

CIVIC ELECTIONS

Surrey mayoral candidates share city visions at first meeting

AMY REID VANCOUVER DESI SURREY — Surrey mayoral candidates met for the city’s first all-candidates meeting Thursday night at SFU. Six of the seven candidates…
Continue Reading »

OTTAWA

Surrey MP Nina Grewal’s account of the shootout in Ottawa

NINA GREWAL SPECIAL TO IANS  When Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking at about 9.30 a.m. Wednesday in a caucus room of parliament, we…
Continue Reading »

Parliament hill

Editorial Exchange: Rational responses needed

NEIL GODBOUT PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN, THE CANADIAN PRESS Canada’s innocence should have ended in 1970 with the FLQ crisis but it didn’t. It should have been…
Continue Reading »

Don't Miss...

student dead

Two dead, including gunman, in school shooting north of Seattle

DOUG ESSER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A student opened fire in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle on Friday, killing at least…
Continue Reading »

attack on Parliament Hill

Ottawa shooter kicked out of Burnaby mosque two years ago

Zehaf-Bibeau was asked to leave the mosque, because he had “gotten a hold of keys and stuff from the mosque, and when he got out…
Continue Reading »

labour laws violation

U.S. company penalized for mistreatment of Indian employees working 122 hours in a week

MICHAEL LIEDTKE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO – A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labour regulators…
Continue Reading »

DESI-SOCCER

Surrey soccer captain played the U-18 national club championship using only one foot

KYLE BENNING SURREY NOW SOUTH SURREY – Kyle Sohi’s perseverance and performance in the 2014 Sport Chek National Club Championships U-18 Cup Final might go…
Continue Reading »

SURREY-FIELD HOCKEY

Barinder Rasode announces plan to develop field hockey pitch in Surrey

Third field at Tamanawis Park would cost approximately $3 million KYLE BENNING SURREY NOW NEWTON – Barinder Rasode and the One Surrey team were at…
Continue Reading »


Bollywood Latest

Stan Lee-Bollywood

Stan Lee plans Bollywood film on his first Indian superhero

VANCOUVER DESI Stan Lee, the legendary ‘Spiderman’ creator, is reportedly planning his Bollywood entry with a film on his Indian superhero character ‘Chakra: the Invincible’….
Continue Reading »

KANGANA RANAUT

Even my parents think I am weird, says Bollywood ‘Queen’ Kangana Ranaut

HINDUSTAN TIMES Kangana Ranaut has always made unconventional choices, be it her movies or the way she dresses. And the actor says she’s happy the…
Continue Reading »

Happy New Year-Bollywood

Happy New Year: Mandatory ‘formula’ and all those old Bollywood references

HINDUSTAN TIMES Film: Happy New Year Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Vivaan Shah, Jackie Shroff Director: Farah Khan…
Continue Reading »