To make Hyderabad a Honking Free City, the city Traffic Police will create awareness programs to curb noise pollution caused by honking. The awareness programs will be conducted at all TSRTC depots, auto-rickshaw stands, taxi stands, and higher educational institutions, including engineering and PG colleges.
The Traffic Police are taking the initiative following complaints of health-related issues caused due to the honking of air and multi-toned horns. Different stakeholders will take part in the programs.
On Monday, a meeting of the officials of the Traffic Police, TSRTC, Regional Transport Authority, and Telangana State Pollution Control Board was held to discuss the strategy to be adopted to achieve the goal. Automobile mechanics, Travel agencies, and car decor dealers were also present in the meeting.
Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Hyderabad AV Ranganath said it was decided to hold awareness programs about health concerns resulting from honking vehicles and the use of air horns.
Ranganath said that they aim to make Hyderabad a Honking Free City, and all necessary processes will be followed to curb the menace of honking will be taken. The Traffic Police are also equipped with sound meters to check decibel levels and use them often to check pollution levels in the prohibited areas.