'Horn not ok please' campaign launched in Bengaluru

Published: 26th September 2016 03:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th September 2016 03:26 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: THE Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)’s Young Indians on Sunday launched the ‘Horn Not OK Please’ (HNOP) campaign at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA).

The aim of the campaign is to make the city honking-free by spreading awareness among people against unnecessary honking, and work with the government to enforce the rules and regulations.

“We pledged our support to this campaign to make our airport a no-horn zone,” said Hari Marar, president, Airport Operations, Bengaluru International Airport Ltd.

B Vijayakumar, ACP (traffic), Bengaluru North, who inaugurated the launch event, said, “Bengaluru has seen a multifold increase in traffic over the past decade. This often leads to long waits on the road. The frustration often leads to unnecessary horn use. We need to ensure that horns are only used in emergencies. Traffic police will  support this campaign and work with Young Indians in identifying and enforcing ‘horn not ok zones’ in the city.”

Students from the Sankara College of Optometry, IFIM Institutions and Surana College presented mimes and street plays to promote ‘Horn Not OK’. Placards with slogans to encourage better driving and reduce horn use dotted the road leading to the airport.

According to a recent study by the Central Pollution Control Board, Bengaluru was recorded as the 7th noisiest city in the country.


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