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No Honking Day observed in noisy Capital

To generate awareness about noise pollution and against ‘honking without reason’, the first day of the new year was observed as ‘No Honking Day’ in the Capital. HT reports.

delhi Updated: Jan 01, 2011 23:02 IST
HT Correspondent

To generate awareness about noise pollution and against ‘honking without reason’, the first day of the new year was observed as ‘No Honking Day’ in the Capital.

Members of The Earth Saviours Foundation, a non-government organisation, the Delhi traffic police and a private company organised a No Honking Campaign at the Janpath intersection by displaying banners, posters and putting up stickers on vehicles.

“Motorists start blowing horns without waiting for the signal to turn green or letting the traffic move on. They are not mindful of honking being prohibited at traffic signals and near hospitals, schools, religious places or residential complexes,” said Ravi Kalra, founder president, The Earth Saviours Foundation.

“Vehicular honking in metropolitan cities has reached an alarming level; it contributes about 70% to noise pollution,” Kalra said.