LUCKNOW, Feb. 15 -- Board examinees can dial 112, the state police emergency response centre, if they are unable to study during examination due to noise pollution. Also, they can complain to police on Twitter and Facebook if noise pollution is hampering their studies, police said.

Following directions of director general of police (DGP) Hitesh Chandra Awasthy, the UP police have decided to launch a drive between February 15 and March 31 to curb noise pollution by restricting the use of loudspeakers or public address systems at public and private locations across the state.

The police said an area of 100 metres around educational institutions have been declared as 'silence zones'. They said as per court directives, loudspeakers or public ...