Despite the ban on playing loud music after 10 pm in residential areas, the residents complain that the noise levels don’t come down even after midnight.
Loud music being played late in the night at wedding functions held at the Golf Course in Crossings Republik has become a bit of a nightmare for the residents living in the societies nearby.
Despite the ban on playing loud music after 10 pm in residential areas, the residents complained that the noise levels don’t come down even after midnight.
Shobhit Chitransh, a resident of Ajnara Gen-X in Crossings Republik, told City Spidey that the situation has become unbearable over the past few weeks. “After a long day at work, all you need is peace and undisturbed sleep. But these weddings have made these two things so difficult to have.”
He added that on Thursday the blaring music was so loud that he had to call the police to stop it.
The residents say that the nuisance has been affecting students who haven’t beet n able to prepare for the exams. “Pre-board examinations are approaching, and students are finding it difficult to concentrate on studies,” said Payal Tripathi, a resident of Paramount Symphony.
Elderly and children haven’t been able to sleep properly, say residents. “My 18-months-old infant has been having trouble sleeping because of music,” added Shobhit.
Meanwhile, the township does not fall in the silent zone. As per the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000 under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, a loudspeaker cannot be used between 10 pm and 6 am. To use it in such a time frame, written permission from the authority designated by the government is required.
Ishwar Tyagi, head of the facility management at Crossings Republik, who allows organisation of functions at the Golf Course refuted the allegations. “We don’t allow music to be played beyond the permissible time,” he added.
However, when asked about the Thursday night incident wherein police was called to intervene, he made the excuse of unavailability of his staff on that day. “I’m unaware of the incident. Our staff was not present on that day as our office has been sealed by Ghaziabad Development Authority,” he added.