It is an established fact that noise has its ill effect on our body functions. Unbearable noise not only disturbs sleep of the citizens but it can damage our auditory and cardiovascular systems and can also cause mental and other disturbances. Such situation can disturb mental and physical status of the residents.
On the other hand while the diesel generator sets run to provide power to activate the mobile towers, it emits harmful smoke in the air and pollutes the area. Such pollution can further damage the health of the neighboring residents living near the sites of the mobile towers, according to the memorandum.
Signatories to the memorandum, the Citizens’ First’s working president Ajoy Dutta, (former MLA), President Jagannath Chakravorty, (Retd.IAS) and general secretary, Jagannath Das, have further said that other serious issue is that after installation of such towers near the residential houses, educational institutions, hospitals etc; different areas of the city and its surroundings become hazardous to health of the residents. It has been noticed that such mobile towers emit electromagnetic frequency radiation. Studies reveal that exposure to such radiation could have an adverse impact on human health. Under such situation residents living near these towers are exposed to radiation, which may further cause their serious health problems.
Reminding that this area lies in seismic zone-v, therefore in the event of high intensity earthquake gigantic towers installed on different buildings can cause serious damage to the life and property of the citizens.
Considering these important aspects, such towers should not have been allowed to be installed in any residential area. It is felt that the whole atmosphere of different residential areas is now exposed to serious risk for the life of the citizens and all other living creatures. It is nothing but blatant violation of fundamental rights of the peace loving residents of Guwahati city and its surrounding areas. It is believed that the state has an obligation to ensure proper and healthy living environment for the citizens in the interest of their better health and life.
The organization has requested the concerned agencies to take immediate necessary action to remove all hazardous mobile towers and noise creating generator sets from different residential areas of the city and its surroundings in the better interest of the citizens and take appropriate action against those who are involved with such environment deteriorating activities.
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