I am a US Qualified Registered Microbiologist-Medical Technologist, operating my own Clinical Lab. I have been an activist advocating consumer, civic, citizen's rights for Thirty plus years & a Frequent contributor to the letters to Editor.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

ban honking- some apparent result!

Dear Sir,

This is with reference to my repeated pleas to authorities to spare Bangaloreans from the cacophony of illegal and uncivil misuse of horns loud or other wise. Also enforce supreme court mandated nosie levels to protect human health.

Todays's Times of india page 3 report "balring horns draw the ire of police" confrims my long standing faith in the Indian system of Administration. I have - against the prevalent general consensus and belief that nothing works in India- always been advocating that we do have a redressal system that works better than the western countries like USA. And this itme confirms my stand!.

Thank you very very much on behalf of 8000 people whose ears are irreversibly damaged with each honk.

Sincerely yours

M B Nataraj



Blaring horns draw ire of cops


Bangalore: Traffic police won’t be amused with blaring horns anymore — especially of trucks and private buses. During a two-day drive against vacuum horns, they have booked over 3,025 cases and slapped a fine of over Rs 2.95 lakh against them.

Besides, police have warned the vehicle owners to get these horns removed before August 31, failing which they will resort to removing these on their own.

Additional commissioner of police (traffic and security) Praveen Sood said both vacuum and air horns were prohibited.

“However, private buses and trucks use them. They will not use these horns in city limits. Once they cross Madiwala, Yeshwantpur or Kengeri on Mysore Road, the menace begins,” he said.

As per rules, any horn making sound above 80 decibels cannot be used in vehicles. The drive was conducted in places including Electronic City, Hesara Ghatta, Kengeri and Nelamangala Road.



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