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Monday, Sep 23, 2019

‘No Horn Day’ held at Huda City Centre in Gurgaon

‘No Horn Day’, a day against honking in traffic, was observed at Huda City Centre in Gurgaon

gurgaon Updated: Apr 26, 2017 22:34 IST
Oindrila Sil
Oindrila Sil
Hindustan Times
Traffic police officials distributing pamphlets to raise awareness about the dangers of honking.
Traffic police officials distributing pamphlets to raise awareness about the dangers of honking.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

In order to create awareness about the harmful effects of honking, ‘No Horn Day’ was observed on Wednesday at the Huda City Centre. Residents were asked reduce usage of vehicle horns and not cause disturbance to other citizens.

The event, held at 9am, was attended by deputy commissioner of police (traffic) Balbir Singh, along with 20 to 25 doctors who told people about the harmful effects of honking such as deafness, migraine, fatigue, panic disorders and heart problems.

The event was jointly organised by the Association of Otolaryngologists of India, Indian Medical Association and the Awaaz Foundation.

Speaking about honking in the city, traffic constable Rajbir Singh said, “Even if people are stuck for two or three seconds while driving, they start honking at the driver in front of them.”

Some residents felt the event was a useful step in raising awareness among people. “Population is increasing by leaps and bounds and more people means more vehicles. It is a very good idea to observe such days,” said Udayvir, a commuter at the spot.

Others felt more needs to be done in this regard. “It is a good effort, but I believe more work needs to be done to actually reduce the honking habits of the people,” said Neena Singh, a car driver who was handed a pamphlet on not honking.

First Published: Apr 26, 2017 22:34 IST