The Hush Post| 2:06 pm|one-minute-read|
From now onwards no honking in the capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla. If you are found violating the rule you will be fined. The state government is observing the Horn Not OK drive from Monday to generate awareness about noise pollution.
The campaign was launched by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur in August last year to create awareness among common citizens and tourists about the ill-effects of noise pollution.
The traffic police will impose fines in Shimla for the use of pressure horns and unnecessary honking.
A massive influx of tourists couped with local vehicles on the narrow roads of the hill capital makes the city noisy, particularly in the afternoon and evening hours when the roads are choc-a-bloc.
During the drive, the Department of Environment, Science and Technology will hold a series of events in various tourist destinations and resorts of Shimla and Manali till November 20.
According to a report in The Hindustan Times attributed to IANS, the state environment, science and technology director DC Rana said the awareness campaign will be extended to schoolchildren. Besides lectures and activities during the morning assembly hours, they will be given stickers of Horn Not OK to be affixed on their parents’ cars.
Debate, declamation, painting and essay writing on noise pollution will also be part of this campaign.