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Car rally to urge people not to honk horn unless needed


Checking noise pollution

BHOPAL : The Young Indians’ Horn Not Ok Please (HNOP) organised a 34km long car rally on Sunday to create awareness against the unnecessarily honking horns on roads. The rally was flagged off from ISBT, Hoshangabad road in the morning and it passed through Campion School, 5 No. Stop, Nehru Nagar, National Law University and ended at RPM racing track, Ratibad.

More than 30 cars participated in the rally with stickers of HNOP giving away message of not using horns unnecessarily. Volunteers of CII YI, throughout the race stopped at crossings and talked to traffic officers about asking people not to blow horns unnecessarily.

CII YI chairman Rakesh Sukhramani said that 80 per cent of the horns blown on roads are unnecessary and this should be stopped as noise pollution is at rise and sound more than 80 decibel is harmful and can cause hearing issues.

 In Bhopal the level of noise was found upto 125 decibel at many places. “Our motto is not just to reduce noise pollution but also to improve driving habits of people.

  We cannot stop the use of cars but we can try to make the least and best possible use of vehicles to reduce air and noise pollution,” he said.

The race ended at RPM Ratibad, where Hitesh and Shikha Ahuja won the race completing it in one hour 10 minutes following all the traffic rules. The second and third prizes were won by Akash Goyal and Saurabh and Anjali Goyal’s team. The CII Young Indians Bhopal Chapter chairman Rakesh Sukhramani gave the trophies and certificates to the winners.