Lucknow: When TOI organised the ‘No honking drive’ in Hazratganj on Sunday on the occasion of the the World Environment Day, it was a cause that not drew a huge applause from those present but also a flow of practical suggestions for bringing the much needed change in the city. The core message of TOI is to create pollution-free environment in city by taking personal initiatives.
Sharing their painful experiences of vehicular horn overuse and misuse, people present at the event also promised to make a conscious effort to curb the menace of noise pollution.
“There should be penalty and fine to check people against mindless honking. Road signs should alert people about challans and traffic department should get active on it,” suggested Mohammad Saqib, management student at Hazratganj’s multi-level parking on Sunday. Jahnvi, who was also present at the event shared the hearing issues she faces and said, “I have a sinus problem and sometimes it affects my ears and when that happens, all sound decibels are heightened and every horn is an unbearable cacophony.”