Chandigarh, known as the city beautiful is indeed a great city. Besides its beauty, it faces the challenge of endless blasting of Horns by road users. Even without stepping out of the home, the horn’s honk is heard. Bikes are trying to fit their way through the sidewalks (honk at the pedestrians), car owners and drivers are always in a hurry, trying to overtake and so they keep on horning. And that is not all, bus conductors keep blowing the whistle to indicate the entry and exit of passengers. The highway is always busy and with all the chaos, the honk is on the increase.
Gradually, ears are getting deafened due to the noise pollution caused by an immense traffic. As a result, the traffic police have taken the initiative to create an awareness on the health hazards of noise pollution caused by the unnecessary use of the horn mechanism in vehicles.
As reported by The Tribune, The Inspector of the traffic police Sita Devi was quoted saying, “The traffic police won’t issue challans for honking this year. We will only be educating people about making the city honking-free”. Apparently, there were ongoing speculations that the traffic police will penalize drivers if caught honking unnecessarily.
However, that is not the case, “The traffic police won’t issue challans for honking this year. We will only be educating people about making the city honking-free,” as said by the Inspector of Traffic Police.
Furthermore, the Inspector added that road users should maintain their lanes and speed limit. This way, Chandigarh will become a city that is honking-free. Meanwhile, posters and stickers are getting circulated with the caption “I will not Honk”. The award-winning best RJ of India, RJ Meenakshi who witnessed the distribution of the stickers took to Instagram to share some photos.
A big thumps up to the traffic police. This is indeed a good and sustainable development.