Abu Dhabi Police launches campaign to clamp down on noise pollution
WAM Abu Dhabi, Jun 7th, 2012 (WAM) -- Urbanization will inevitably lead to noise pollution and once quiet residential areas in Abu Dhabi are getting accustomed to blowing horns, loud music emanating from car stereos and the incessant sound of construction. Along with this phenomenon comes the added risk of health problems, loss of hearing and lack of sleep, Gulf News commented.
"Noise creates stress and the latter weakens the human system making it susceptible to physical ailment", the paper said in its today's editorial and added that keeping these phenomena in mind the Abu Dhabi Police force will launch a campaign from June 10 to identify violators.
Punitive measures like steep fines and seizing of vehicles have also been earmarked. It is equally important also for construction firms to strictly maintain work timings when they are present in residential areas.
Local authorities have a responsibility to address neighbourhood noise. Policies implemented must be put into action immediately to contain it. The Abu Dhabi Environment and Safety Management System have a code of ethics in place.
At least 200 different nationalities coexist in the UAE and it is essential for people to be considerate towards each other and towards the community in general, the paper noted.