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Monday, August 13, 2018

No Honking Day Celebrated by Secondary Section at WIS Pawan Baug (18-19)

Shh..No Honking
Witty International School, Pawan Baug organised a ‘No Honking’ seminar for the students of grade VI and VII. The whole objective was to get the students and citizens to avoid unnecessary honking on the roads.
The Organisation ‘Shh..No Honking’ claims that the city honks a whopping 18 million times an hour. “According to data from the transport department, there are currently 3 million vehicles in the city. Based on the traffic snarls and consultations with the transport department, we found that a Mumbai driver honks at least six times an hour,” Ananya Shah, convener of the Organisation said. “At traffic signals drivers start honking without waiting for signals to turn green or for the traffic to move,” she added. She said drivers even honk at silent zones such as near, hospitals, schools, religious places or residential complexes. Vehicular honking in metropolitan cities has reached an alarming level. It contributes to about 70% of the noise pollution in our environment

As a part of the campaign, the Organisation has roped in thousands of auto-rickshaw drivers who are most exposed to high noise level as the vehicle is open from three sides. “It has been proved that noise is a silent killer. It is not just a nuisance but a health hazard too. Besides causing irritation, it increases blood pressure, causes stress and cardio-vascular ailments," she stressed. She said to tackle the problem of unnecessary honking; special efforts should be made to inculcate driving etiquettes in drivers and civic sense in younger generations.



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