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Pune RTO to initiate monthly ‘no-horn’ day soon 

The initiative will require vehicle users to not blow horns for a day, failing which, a fine will be levied, according to Ramesh Raut, deputy regional transport officer (RTO) of Pune.

pune Updated: Jul 19, 2018 14:49 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
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The police will also be involved in the implementation, Raut said. Along with the police, Rotary, Lion’s club, students, IT employees, and volunteers, will be instrumental in the implementation of the initiative. (HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

The regional transport office (RTO) has decided to introduce a monthly ‘no-horn’ day exercise, to improve the city’s traffic conditions in terms of sound pollution.

The initiative will require vehicle users to not blow horns for a day, failing which, a fine will be levied, according to Ramesh Raut, deputy regional transport officer (RTO) of Pune.

The initiative will be introduced with the help of Rotary club in Pune.

“I have been working for the issue for the past five years. We have now come up with an initiative, which is still in the planning stage. We are expecting to start it from next month (August),” said Ramesh Raut, deputy regional transport officer.

The police will also be involved in the implementation, Raut said. Along with the police, Rotary, Lion’s club, students, IT employees, and volunteers, will be instrumental in the implementation of the initiative.

Volunteers of an area will take care of their respective zones. Whether there will be penalties and the nature of the penalties, if any, is part of the formulation process, added Raut.

Last year, Nashik police had introduced a similar initiative and had observed a no-horn day every Monday. A 45-day initiative was also launched by the Chandigarh police this year, in January. On April 26, Kerala observed a no-horn day, as part of their traffic awareness week.

As the initiative is at a nascent stage, the finer details of implementation are awaited.

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Nashik police had introduced a similar initiative and had observed a no-horn day every Monday.

A 45-day initiative was also launched by the Chandigarh police this year, in January.

On April 26, Kerala observed a no-horn day, as part of their traffic awareness week.

First Published: Jul 19, 2018 14:43 IST