Lucknow: Ahead of the crucial Uttar Pradesh Board Exams, the UP Police on Friday launched a campaign to crackdown on noise pollution, so that the students don’t get disturbed while studying. The police has launched a helpline for students on which they can lodge a complaint if they are disturbed by unwanted noise such as loud music during their examinations. Also Read - Over 10 Lakh Students Fail Hindi Paper in 2019 UP Board Examination

Those getting disturbed by any kind of noise pollution can just dial the helpline number, 112, which will be available from February 15 to March 31. The first-of-its-kind service, aims to provide “a better environment for children to study”, the police said on Saturday. Also Read - UP Board Exam 2019: UPMSP Declared Results of Class 10 With 80.07 as Pass Percentage; Check at upmsp.edu.in



Apart from the helpline number, students can also register  their complaints on the Twitter handle or other social media handles of Call 112.



Once the police receives a call regarding loud noise or any other disturbance, a complaint will be lodged and a Police Response Vehicle (PRV) will be sent to the spot. At least 100 metres area around educational institutions has been declared as `Quiet` area.

Talking about the initiative, Additional Director General of Police Aseem Arun said, “Police will help if you (students) are disturbed by the noise during the studies. Police will take action if there is more noise than the prescribed limit. Legal action will also be taken for consistently violating the rules.”

56 lakh students, including students of high school and intermediate will take the state board exam, this year. UP Board Exams 2020, which will start from  February 18, will end on March 6, 2020.