Wednesday, 2 February 2022


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We have attuned our ears to the sounds of incessant vehicular honking and have over the years grown so accustomed to noise pollution at large that we have ceased to care about the damaging health implications it poses for us in the long run. 

Even though by law, unwanted honking is restricted under Motor vehicle Act 1989 US134(1) yet our honking habits have remain unchanged! In fact, Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways recently proposed that a new law would soon be passed where in the sounds of Indian musical instruments like flute, tabla, violin, harmonium etc. would replace the sounds of existing vehicle horns in a bid to curtail noise pollution. 'Sounds' like a good idea indeed!