November 7, 2016
Alleging that a few industries in residential area close to their house near Uppilipalayam here have been disturbing their study, two school going girls petitioned the District Collector seeking the closure of the industries.
According to one of the petitioners, P Dhanya, a class 12 student studying at Suguna Pip School and residing at Ram Street in Srinivasa Nagar, an industrialist had reportedly started a lathe unit close to their house. The machines are reportedly running at night and early in the morning when Dhanya was studying, and the noise was a disturbance.
“We requested the landowner, Kanniappan, to request the industrialist to close down or not work while we study, but our plea fell on deaf ears,” said P Nivetha, studying in class 10 standard at GD Matriculation Higher Secondary School. She dded that they have also filed petitions with the Pollution Control Board and the Coimbatore Corporation as the noise produced by the machines was above the permitted 110 decibel. “But no action has been taken,” she said.
Nivetha further added that the men from the industries are reportedly threatening them to leave the area. They have filed a petition with Collector TN Hariharan.