The Gurgaon police have asked the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) to install anti-honking signboards on MG Road. With nearly one lakh vehicles plying here daily, residents are desperately looking for relief from sound pollution.
The noise on the road has been inconveniencing residents, especially at night. This has become one of the noisiest areas in Gurgaon.
“We got several complaints from nearby residents. Most drivers start honking at red lights even before the vehicles can start moving. So we have written to the MCG to install signboards across the road, telling people not to honk,” said a senior police official.
“Sound pollution affects health and behaviour. It causes depression, hypertension, stress, hearing loss, memory loss and panic attacks. It also leads to road rage and accidents,” said Rakesh Sharma, a social activist.
“We want to create awareness among motorists against unnecessary honking. There should be eye-catching anti-honking slogans everywhere. A lot of motorists honk unnecessarily,” said the official.
Recently, the police conducted an anti-honking drive at various parts of the city with the help of NGOs .